As the 2018 General Assembly nears the closing gavel, Georgia lawmakers are trying to find a path to use public dollars to boost private schools, provide need-based aid for college students and impose rules that target immigrants in counterproductive ways.
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Legislation to allow the use of state money for private schools stalled on Crossover Day 2018, while a proposal to give students more time to qualify as HOPE scholars also now faces a more convoluted path to passage. Meanwhile, a
The email dated May 11, 2017 from the East Georgia State College academic office felt ominous to Joshua Proffitt. He asked his mother to read it to him. It was not bad news. “You made the Dean’s Merit List!” Mitzi
The largest crowd to attend a Georgia Budget and Policy Institute conference gathered at Insights 2017 in downtown Atlanta Jan. 25th for to hear lawmakers, educators and other experts break down the issues on the minds of legislators this session.
A pair of powerhouse keynote speakers. An engaging group of panelists. And GBPI’s own Melissa Johnson, a senior policy analyst behind new research spotlighting four key policy levers to advance economic opportunity for Georgia women. Those are just a few
Thank You for Participating in GBPI’s January Policy Conference! GBPI’s 2016 policy conference, “Charting a Path: Ensuring Economic Opportunity for Georgia’s Families,” spotlighted ways to bring everyone along as the state emerges from its economic doldrums. PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell
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 from the governor’s Education Reform Commission threaten to lock in most of the cuts for the
State revenues are growing just enough for Georgia to do little more than tread water. Georgia lawmakers need to address hurdles that hinder the state’s schoolchildren, such as lack of funding and early childhood education. And a growing number of
(View the presentation slides included in the breakout workshops) About 200 people gathered Wednesday for our 2014 Policy Conference to join a daylong conversation about solutions that move Georgia Forward. Crowded breakout panel discussions in the morning led into Atlanta
A gathering of health care experts urged Georgia lawmakers to embrace Medicaid expansion Thursday at GBPI’s Fall Policy Forum, telling the audience of about 150 people the state stands to reap huge social and economic benefits in 2014. It is