Dear Chairman Payne and Members of the Georgia Senate Committee on Education and Youth: By way of introduction my name is Stephen Owens, and I’m a senior K-12 education policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. It is always my desire to give testimony in-person, but as
Category: K-12 Education
Co-authored by Jennifer Lee, Senior Policy Analyst and Stephen Owens, Ph.D, Senior Policy Analyst Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed 2022 budget includes $1.3 billion for Georgia’s lottery-funded pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid programs. About $903 million is for HOPE,
Gov. Kemp’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.2 billion, a $573 million increase above current funding. This addition would partially restore cuts from the FY 2021 budget, with the Quality Basic Education
Hundreds of Millions of Dollars at Stake for a Failed Policy | Bill Analysis: House Bill 60 (LC 49 0301)
Update on Feb. 25, 2021: A new substitute for House Bill 60 (LC 49 0460S) lowers the cap on students participating to half of the original estimate, which would put the cost to the state at $224 million
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 2021. Many are part of our People-Powered Prosperity campaign.
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).
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