Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Education

An educated population is essential for creating jobs and making sure Georgia is a good place to raise a family and operate a business. Georgia can meet the challenge of ensuring that all kids graduate from high school prepared to compete for good jobs and ready to contribute to the state’s economic growth. It also means ensuring all qualified students affordable access to college.

Another Tax Credit for Private School Scholarships

Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to create a new tax credit for individuals and corporations that donate to organizations that provide scholarships to K-12...

Georgia Lawmakers Can Still Create Opportunity for State’s Young Immigrants

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday against a group of young immigrants seeking in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The court’s ruling...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of nearly $1.05 billion for the state’s lottery-funded programs adds money for needed enhancements to the Pre-Kindergarten program and...

Pre-K and HOPE Rebound in 2017 Budget, Still Room to Improve

The nearly $1.05 billion for lottery-funded programs in Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget adds money to increase Pre-Kindergarten teachers’ salaries and expands a grant...

State Education Cuts Still Linger for School Districts

The $8.92 billion for Georgia’s 180 public school districts in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget proposal represents a $415.9 million increase above the 2016...

Aiming for Average in Education Spending

Georgia ranks 38th among states for public school spending. Spending per student in Georgia is $1,807 less than the national average, according to new...

Long-Awaited State K-12 Funding Overhaul Underachieves

Georgia’s students are working hard to reach standards higher than those set for any previous generation. Meanwhile, the state is not ensuring they have...

Education Reform Commission Threatens to Cement in $421 Million Cut

Hover your mouse over the map to view information for each school district. See how we calculated these numbers by downloading this spreadsheet. Gov. Nathan Deal’s...

Public Education Austerity Cuts Persist in New State Spending Plan

Georgia is underfunding its K-12 programs to the tune of about $660 million this school year, according to the state’s own formula. Plans emerging...

Georgia Shifts Cost to Bus Schoolchildren to Local Districts

Every day across Georgia school buses carry students safely to and from school. This is an essential service, which the state requires school districts...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of $2.47 billion for the state’s two postsecondary systems includes money intended to help increase faculty salaries, which trail...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

The $8.92 billion for Georgia’s 180 public school districts in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget proposal represents a $415.9 million increase above the 2016...

Funding Committee Comes up Short

A new school funding formula Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission is developing threatens to lock in deep cuts made under the existing formula...

School Districts Get Growing Tab for Student Transportation

Years of deep cuts in state student transportation funding saddle school districts with more of the cost to bus students to and from school...

Planned Financial Support for Low-Income Students in a Slump

Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission members agree the state should send extra dollars to school districts to help them better meet the needs...

Education Media Coverage

Georgia ranks 38th in school spending

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Richardson: Synapses to Success

Macon Telegraph

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