Thank you to Latin American Association & Center for Pan Asian Community Services for translation services Enrollment Georgia educates the eighth-highest number of ELs in the nation (FY 2017). 108,752 total students in ESOL in Georgia (FY 2019).
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Thank you to Latin American Association & Center for Pan Asian Community Services for translation services Stephanie Angel contributed to the Legislative History and Legal Obligations sections of this report. Introduction The English to Speakers of Other Languages
Each year, the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute sends a survey to every public school superintendent in Georgia to gather information on the current state of education, what improvements need to be made and how lawmakers can address
Georgia’s 2021 Education Budget Georgia lawmakers cut $1 billion from the state’s budget for the Department of Education. The bulk of these cuts, totaling $950 million, will be passed on to 181 local K-12 school systems. State support for private
Georgia at a Crossroads: Raising Revenues Sensibly or Forcing Schoolchildren to Pay for Years to Come
Key Takeaways: Due to COVID-19, Georgia revenues are lagging. State leaders must either raise new revenues or make steep cuts to the budget, but budget cuts could devastate K-12 education for years to come. Austerity in the wake of the
Crises Demand Counselors: Pandemic Underscores Need for More School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals
Key Takeaways School closures triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that students are not receiving the mental health support afforded to them when they are physically present at school. Many students now at home are exposed to increased trauma and
Recently, Gov. Kemp ordered the state’s public schools to close for the remainder of the academic year in response to increased infections of the coronavirus. School district leaders across the state quickly worked to find ways to provide educational services
Bill Analysis: Senate Bill 386 (LC 49 0125) Established in 2007, the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) is a voucher that allows parents of students with disabilities to pay for private education programs using money previously allocated for public schooling.
Vouchers Overview Georgia legislators have debated educational vouchers since the 1950s. A school voucher is an amount of money provided by the state government to parents for use for private educational programs, such as tuition at private schools. There are
Governor Kemp’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.9 billion, a $272 million increase above current funding. The largest single addition provides funding for pay raises for teachers and some non-certified school personnel that make less than $40,000 per year. Costs tied to student enrollment growth make up