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GBPI Education Analyst Cedric Johnson is quoted in this article about early childhood education in Georgia; read full article here.
GBPI’s recently released report on Georgia’s Pre-K program and the HOPE program is cited in this article on the Pre-K program. Read full article here.
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]
Columnist Anne Hart asks state legislature why not take the advice from Georgia Budget and Policy Institute to make early education a true priority. Read full article.
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ATLANTA (February 7, 2012) – The lottery funding model is broken. HOPE Program expenditures outpace lottery revenues and are expected to increase while lottery revenue growth is expected to flatten. The Georgia Student Finance Commission projects that the HOPE Program will run a deficit of $163 million… [Read more]
The Georgia Lottery has provided more than $13 billion toward education programs in Georgia. The program has enabled more than 1.4 million students to pursue higher education through the Helping Outstanding Pupil’s Educationally (HOPE) Program and provided 1.1 million four-year-olds access to early childhood education through Georgia’s Pre-K Program. Today, the… [Read more]
Highlights of the FY 2012 budgets for the Department of Education, Board of Regents, Technical College System of Georgia, and Pre-K and HOPE Scholarship programs. Download the PDF.