Sunday, February 26, 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.

Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal for the 2018 fiscal year boosts funding for Georgia’s 1.7 million public school students by $515 million over the...
School Districts Stuck with Higher Busing Costs in Proposed Formula

School Districts Stuck with Higher Busing Costs in Proposed Formula

Rural school districts and others with high student transportation costs stand to lose financially under the funding formula proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education...
Georgia State Capitol Gold Dome

Stabilizing Georgia’s Health System Tops 2017 Legislative To-do List

As published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution A reeling state health care system. Chronically underfunded public schools. Working families and communities that need a financial...
Proposed K-12 Funding Formula Pulls Rug Out from Low-Income Students

Proposed K-12 Funding Formula Pulls Rug Out from Low-Income Students

More funding directed to economically-disadvantaged students helps them do better in school and in life. Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission recognized this and...
Commission’s Proposed K-12 Funding Formula Won’t Keep Pace with Future Costs

Commission’s K-12 Funding Formula Won’t Keep Pace with Costs

State funding for Georgia’s public school students won’t keep pace with routinely rising costs under the K-12 funding formula designed by Gov. Nathan Deal’s...

Filling the Gaping Hole in Public School Budgets

State funding for Georgia’s public schools went up $1.5 billion from fiscal year 2014 to 2017 and is set to go up $515 million...
Elementary school classroom

Fact Sheet: Proposed School Funding Formula Will Fall Behind Costs

State spending on Georgia’s public school students will fall behind rising costs if the General Assembly approves the funding formula proposed by Gov. Nathan...

The Path Forward – A Strong Middle Class Is Essential for Georgia

As the dust continues to settle in the wake of last week’s presidential election, a cloud of uncertainty still obscures what the policy and...
When HOPE Falls Short, Georgia Loses

When HOPE Falls Short, Georgia Loses

When I read more than 10,000 financially-strapped students were dropped off Georgia’s college rolls in the 2014-2015 school year in a report we published...

Better Investments Needed to Close Georgia’s Child Hunger Gap

When the final bells ring and students pour out of schools for the summer, some set their sights on beach trips, lazy days playing...

Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed 2018 budget includes $57.4 million in additional lottery funds, bringing the combined total for Georgia’s lottery funded Pre-Kindergarten and HOPE...
Students Success in the Balance

Student Success in the Balance: Update for 2017

Updated Oct. 27, 2016 Schools Likely Worse Off With New Funding Formula Strong public schools are essential in preparing young students for postsecondary study and life....

Troubling Gaps in HOPE Point to Need-based Aid Solutions

Completing a postsecondary program is more important than ever for a student’s future well-being and the state’s economic growth. But rising costs are combining...

Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2017

Education Funding in Georgia: Years of Cuts Cast Long Shadow Georgia is spending $11.6 billion on education in the 2017 fiscal year or about 51...

Georgia Budget Primer 2017

Where does the money for Georgia’s $23.7 billion budget come from this year? How has the new transportation funding package affected state revenue? Is Georgia finally...

Education Media Coverage

Fulton schools bring back staff and programs, but recovery’s slow

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Teacher pay, school funding will return to lawmakers’ agenda

The Moultrie Observer

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