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How Federal Higher Education Proposals Affect Georgia

Key Takeaways: Federal lawmakers face multiple opportunities to support college affordability and completion for Georgians. Increasing Pell Grants would provide an immediate financial boost to more than 280,000 college students in Georgia. Added funding for colleges and universities to support

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Retirement in Georgia’s Public Schools

 Overview The state of Georgia maintains two pension systems for employees in public schools: the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and the Public School Employees Retirement System (PSERS). TRS members include full-time, certificated public teachers and school leaders. Once you

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2021 Fast Facts on HOPE

  HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants and scholarships to students pursuing technical certificates and diplomas and associate and bachelor’s degrees. This downloadable, one-page fact sheet includes state

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A Brief History of HOPE

  This blog was co-authored by Allie Schneider, a Southern Education Foundation Policy Fellow. HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) is Georgia’s best-known state financial aid program. Funded by the Georgia Lottery, it has provided college scholarships and grants to almost

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Keeping and Losing HOPE

HOPE scholarships financially support tens of thousands of Georgia college students each year. A first-of-its-kind study from Georgia State University’s Georgia Policy Labs examines how students enrolled in colleges in the University System of Georgia gain and lose HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships throughout

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Why Scaling Back Unemployment Insurance Could Harm Recovery

Key Takeaways: Georgia is three days away from prematurely cutting pandemic unemployment insurance (UI). The changes will harm an estimated 347,000 Georgians and sever all UI safety net protections for 104,000 self-employed, gig-workers and part-time workers. Prematurely cutting pandemic UI

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