Georgia school districts report that classrooms are more crowded than ever and students are spending fewer days in school due to substantial cuts in state funding. These developments do not encourage effective teaching or learning, and may undermine learning and limit success in school for the state’s growing number of… [Read more]
Georgia’s reputation as a leader in early childhood education is slipping away. Despite an abundance of evidence that early learning is a key to success later in life, particularly for low-income and at-risk youth, recent spending cuts mean Georgia’s Pre-Kindergarten program will serve 2,000 fewer children in the coming school… [Read more]
Here is an opinion piece from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s policy analyst Cedric Johnson on the budget deficit that counties across the state of Georgia will face this coming… [Read more]
Georgia’s education policies – including the way it awards HOPE scholarships — create barriers to college education for minorities and the poor, says a report released by the Institute for Research on Higher Education (IRHE) at the University of Pennsylvania. “In their current form, Georgia’s higher education policies are… [Read more]
The FY 2013 Budget Analysis: PK-12 Education report reviews the enacted FY 2013 budget and the impact it has on early childhood and K-12 education. Education leaders face the challenge of educating more than 1.7 million youth in a new normal environment – largely defined by fewer available resources at… [Read more]
A review of the enacted FY 2013 budget for Higher Education examines the new normal era of fewer resources and heightened expectations for Georgia’s education leaders. Georgia’s university and technical college systems have experienced steady growth in enrollment over the last decade while enduring decade-long cuts in state funding.
Examining HOPE awards across household incomes, by institution, and factoring in tuition costs provides a telling picture of the distribution of HOPE dollars.
The majority of HOPE awards go to students from households with incomes of $100,000 or less. However, a disproportionate share of HOPE dollars fund scholarships for students… [Read more]
Georgians living in counties with higher median household incomes receive a disproportionate share of HOPE dollars.
The number of HOPE awards doesn’t give an accurate account for how HOPE dollars are distributed. The amount of HOPE dollars flowing to Georgia’s 159 counties must also be considered.
GBPI’s report, “HOPE… [Read more]
To meet 21st century business demands, Georgia must get more students into colleges, universities and technical schools, and make sure they graduate with skills that will help them, their families, and the state secure a prosperous future.
This policy report examines lottery sales and HOPE benefits across Georgia’s 159 counties.… [Read more]
House Bill 824 Makes Changes to Georgia’s K-12 Education Equalization Program
House Bill 824 (HB 824) makes changes to the state’s K-12 education Equalization Program, which provides state funding to low-wealth school systems across Georgia. Proposed changes in HB 824 improve the program by shifting a larger portion of equalization… [Read more]