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GBPI Fall Policy Forum 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our forum on Oct. 27, “Improving Student Achievement: The Education Reform Commission and Beyond” hosted by the event’s co-sponsor, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Here is a sample of the presentations delivered at the

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Georgia Budget Primer 2016

Where does the money for Georgia’s $21.8 billion budget come from this year? How does the new transportation tax work? Is Georgia finally funding K-12 education at the level called for in its own formula? GBPI’s “Georgia Budget Primer 2016”

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New GBPI Survey: Students Still Feel Budget Cuts’ Sting

Here is a status report on the state of education in Georgia, from someone who knows: “Delayed instructional initiatives, depleted reserves, increased class sizes, frozen wages, deferred maintenance and negligible bus replacement. It doesn’t take great imagination to envision what

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How Squeezed is Your District?

The Schoolhouse Squeeze 2014 compiles the latest numbers to show how cuts at the state level and lost local property values combine to create financial stress for school districts. This year’s update to the original 2013 report features a searchable

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GBPI 10th Anniversary Possibility Gala

Tickets Still Available! The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exceptional evening on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Please join GBPI Supporters, Staff and Champions at the Possibility Gala at

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Bad Times for Good Jobs

Georgia’s Shrinking Middle Class Opportunity A good-paying job is the cornerstone of a secure middle-class life, but Georgia’s private sector economy is failing to provide enough of them. Industries in Georgia that pay a middle-class wage suffered most during the

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