Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Education

An educated population is essential for creating jobs and making sure Georgia is a good place to raise a family and operate a business. Georgia can meet the challenge of ensuring that all kids graduate from high school prepared to compete for good jobs and ready to contribute to the state’s economic growth. It also means ensuring all qualified students affordable access to college.

Georgia Higher Education Data Book

This guide is designed to provide a demographic snapshot of Georgia’s colleges at the outset of the 2017-2018 school year, with insight into the...

Get Answers About HOPE Scholarships and Grants

HOPE is Georgia’s largest and most well-known postsecondary financial assistance program. The lottery-funded program provides scholarships and grants for university and technical college students,...

Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Georgia’s Most Vulnerable Students

More than 118,000 students in Georgia cope with disabilities. Some are students with visual or hearing impairments while others have autism or developmental delays....

Georgia Budget Primer 2018

Welcome to GBPI's 2018 Budget Primer Georgia plans to spend $25 billion in state funds for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget plan anticipates a...
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Georgia Higher Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

Higher Education Budget Overview The Legislature is directing $2.3 billion to the university system and $361 million to the technical college system. About $114 million...

Updated: Proposed Medicaid Cuts Threaten Georgia’s Most Vulnerable Students

More than 118,000 students in Georgia cope with disabilities. Some are students with visual or hearing impairments while others have autism or developmental delays....

Georgia’s Tax Credit School Scholarship Program Lacks Accountability

Proposals to create school voucher programs, including tax credit scholarship programs, continue to pop up in a growing number of states and at the...

Medicaid Cuts Threaten Student Learning, School District Finances

Medicaid protects Georgia’s children. Nearly half of our children, or 1.3 million, are able to go to a doctor and access other health care...

Knock Down Barriers Between Georgia Students and College Graduation

I attended my dad’s Ph.D. graduation as a kid. Long before cell phones gained popularity, my mom sent me on a mission to pass...

Georgia Lawmakers Press for More Lottery Dollars for Education

Georgia’s HOPE and Pre-K programs stood to gain as much as $127 million if state lawmakers successfully nudged a lottery bill through the legislative...
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Georgia K-12 Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2018

Education Funding in Georgia: Financial Challenges for Schools Remain Georgia is spending nearly $12.3 billion on education in the 2018 fiscal year, or about 51.7...

School District Funding Squeeze Continues

School districts across Georgia face financial challenges that limit their ability to meet the needs of all students, especially when they’re from low-income families....

Presentation: Equity in Higher Education – Who gets HOPE?

Georgia’s lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships and Grants are among the state’s most well-known programs, and thousands of students benefit from them. However, GBPI’s analysis shows...

Ballooning Tax Credit for Private School Scholarships

Bill Analysis: House Bill 217 (LC 34 5120S) State lawmakers are considering a bill that proposes to swell the annual price of Georgia’s tax credit...

Education Savings Accounts Carry Huge Price Tag

Fact Sheet: Senate Bill 68 (LC 33 6784) Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill to allow parents to take state money to pay for private...

Education Media Coverage

Georgia college graduation program showing progress

The Atlanta Business Chronicle

Can Georgia schools afford rising teacher benefits?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Three Colquitt County schools climb off state watch list

The Moultrie Observer

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