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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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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College Affordability Creates Hurdles for Many Students

The following is a summary of a presentation on College Affordability delivered by GBPI Higher Education Analyst Jennifer ...
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Dual Enrollment Explained

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment program allows high school students, grades 9 through 12, to enroll in college courses and ...
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Georgia Lawmakers can Maximize Lottery Effectiveness

The Georgia Lottery is intended to support a more educated Georgia where everyone gets a good early start ...
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3 Ways Georgia Can Make College More Affordable

In a few short years, more than 60 percent of Georgia jobs will require some postsecondary education1. Georgians ...
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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2020 budget includes an additional $47.7 million in lottery funds, bringing the total for ...
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Overview: 2020 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Governor Brian Kemp’s proposed 2020 budget of $2.58 billion for the university system and $373 million for technical ...
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College Need-Based Aid Presents Opportunity to Propel More Low-Income Georgians to Middle Class

During the 2018 legislative session, the Georgia Legislature passed House Bill 787 with a provision authorizing the Georgia ...
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Georgia’s Lottery: ‘Reserving’ a Big Prize for Education

This year marks the Georgia Lottery’s 25th anniversary and the two main educational programs it supports: public Pre-Kindergarten ...
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College Students Face Food and Housing Insecurity

Many Georgia college students struggle to secure consistent housing and food, according to a recent study by the ...

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