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2014 Policy Conference Recap

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January 8, 2014 | Atlanta GA

L to R: former U.S. Rep. Buddy Darden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; GBPI Executive Director Alan Essig at GBPI 2014 Policy Conference

About 200 people gathered Wednesday for our 2014 Policy Conference to join a daylong conversation about solutions that move Georgia. Crowded breakout panel discussions in the morning led into Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s forward-looking keynote speech. The afternoon featured another round of popular workshops and closed with a preview of the 2014 legislative sessions in the main ballroom. Read a blog recapping the event.

Download the presentations:

Tax Shift Plan Threatens Georgia, moderated by Wesley Tharpe

10:45-12 p.m. | Concurrent Workshops

K-12:  Charter Schools:  Opportunities and Challenges (no slides for this presentation)

Higher Ed:  Performance Funding:  Ensuring It Improves Outcomes for All Students

Economic Mobility:   What Works: Moving from Poverty to Independence

Health:  Behavioral Health, Life After the DOJ Settlement


1:30-2:45 p.m.| Concurrent Workshops

K-12:  Teacher Preparation:  A New Direction

Higher Ed:  Improving College Completion:  Scaling Promising Reform

Economic Mobility:  Spotlight on Solutions to Child Hunger in Georgia

Health:  Intersection of Public Health and Economic Health


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GBPI appreciates the support of our 2014 Policy Conference Sponsors: