Category: K-12 Education

GBPI 2020 Policy Priorities

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s goal is to shine a light on people-first policies that help all Georgians share in the state’s prosperity. These are the policy priorities GBPI will track during 2020. Many are part of our People-Powered

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Heading into a New Decade with Gratitude and Intention

Today marks the last day of 2019 and the end of the decade and GBPI’s 15th anniversary year. We’ll officially wrap our anniversary celebration on Friday, January 24 at our annual Insights policy conference with New York Time’s Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Effects of School Funding Cuts Continue to Linger

Education itself extends beyond the role of a society’s public good. It is not just morally right to ensure Georgians can access a quality education, it is economically beneficial.[1] Quality public education, when administered correctly, can improve economic outcomes for

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Georgia’s K-12 Equalization Grants Explained

The state of Georgia has a constitutional obligation to provide every child with an “adequate public education.”[1] Over the past 50 years, almost every state’s funding laws have been created or changed in response to lawsuits alleging that schools are

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Fairer Funding, Fairer Schools

Adjusting the School Funding Formula for a More Equitable Learning Environment A new report from the Education Law Center (ELC), a research organization that advocates for fair education funding across the U.S., highlights the need for updates to how Georgia

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Teachers Retirement System of Georgia Explained

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

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How Does Georgia Fund Schools?

The video above is narrated by Dr. Stephen Owens, GBPI Senior Policy Analyst. Below is a full transcript. The decades-old law that dictates how the state of Georgia disperses money to schools sits at the heart of most education policy

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