Senior Policy Analyst, Higher Education

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is the senior policy analyst for higher education at GBPI, where she focuses on state policies that provide Georgians greater opportunity to complete a higher education credential regardless of race, ethnicity and family income.

Prior to joining GBPI in 2017, she was research associate and director of the Texas Kids Count Project at the Center for Public Policy Priorities in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Wellesley College and holds a master’s in public affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Posts by Jennifer Lee

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Three Ways Georgia Lawmakers Can Make College More Affordable in 2020

Soon more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some postsecondary education, but this goal is out …

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A Two-Generation Approach: Solutions to Support Student Parents and Their Children

written by Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst and Jennifer Lee, Policy Analyst Overview A parent’s educational level can …

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Dual Enrollment Requires Sustainable Funding to Promote High School and College Success

Overview Dual Enrollment presents an opportunity to better prepare students for success in both high school and college. …

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University System Guides Students into Majors Earlier to Improve Graduation Rates

University System Guides Students into Majors Earlier to Improve Graduation Rates “What’s your major?” is a common question …

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Webinar: 2019 Georgia Higher Education Data Book

On October 3, 2019, from 11:00 am – 11:45 EST we will be hosting a webinar that discusses …

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2019 Georgia Higher Education Data Book

This report provides a snapshot of differences in educational attainment throughout Georgia and earnings differences by education level, …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Education Primer by clicking here.  This …

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Get Answers About HOPE Scholarships and Grants

HOPE At-a-Glance provides a quick and simple reference of the state’s six lottery-funded HOPE programs. HOPE provides grants …

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Extending In-State Tuition to “Dreamers” Creates Opportunity for Georgia

Marisol Estrada decided to attend Armstrong State, now part of Georgia Southern University, because it was in her …

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Sine Die 2019: Progress and Missed Opportunities for a People-First Agenda

The first legislative session under Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan ended on Tuesday, April 2. …

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Higher Education: Legislative and Budget Updates

The Senate Higher Education committee passed HB 218 and HB 444. HB 218 would extend the time that …

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Legislation Curbs Growth of Dual Enrollment Costs | Bill Analysis: House Bill 444 (LC 33 7896S)

Updated on May 8, 2019: Though House Bill 444 did not pass during the 2019 legislative session, the …

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