Category: Stephen Owens
Georgia lawmakers must address the legacy of exclusion that students in the Black Belt region face.
The state of Georgia has a constitutional obligation to provide every child with an “adequate public education.” Over the past 50 years, almost every state’s funding laws have been created or changed in response to lawsuits alleging that schools are
You can download and share all the images and charts in the Education Primer by clicking here. This section begins with K-12 education. Click here to jump to higher education. Georgia lawmakers committed $707 million more to the state’s K-12
State lawmakers introduced several bills in the 2019 legislative session that could significantly alter the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS) if passed in 2020. There are 390,000 current and former Georgia educators participating in the pension system as either
In the 2019 legislative session Georgia lawmakers committed more than half a billion dollars to increase pay for teachers from Pre-K through 12th grade. Legislators intend for the allotment to increase salaries for certified teachers by $3,000 beginning July 1,
March 28, 2019 Update – The original voucher expansion bill, SB 173, failed on the Senate floor before Crossover Day. This week, as session winds down, the language was added as an amendment to HB 68 (LC 46 0162S), which had
In House Bill 31, the state of Georgia continues a pattern of shortchanging pupil transportation that triggers safety concerns and significant costs for local school districts. In FY 2019 the state allotted $131 million for pupil transportation through the Quality