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The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute works to advance lasting solutions that expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We produce research and state budget analysis to show Georgia ways to provide equitable education, health care and opportunity for everyone. Here you can browse our research or find ways to get involved.

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Fact Sheet: English for Speakers of Other Languages

Enrollment   Georgia educates the eighth-highest number of ELs in the nation (FY 2017).[1] 108,752 total students in …

How Student Debt Worsens Racial Inequality cover Higher Education

How Student Debt Worsens Racial Inequality

    Higher education is a pathway to greater financial security and prosperity. The pandemic-induced recession illustrates how …

ESOL 2020 cover K-12 Education

English Learners Deserve More: An Analysis of Georgia’s Education for Speakers of Other Languages

    Stephanie Angel contributed to the Legislative History and Legal Obligations sections of this report. Introduction The …

SAL cover Higher Education

Scholarships are a Better Way to Use Lottery Dollars Than Student Loans

    As the country finds itself in another historic recession, Georgia faces an opportunity to focus state …

In the News

Kemp Rolls Out Medicaid Plans

Federal health officials have given formal approval to Gov. Brian Kemp’s request for a waiver

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