Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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.

Poverty Leaves a Mark on Albany Area Schools

The teachers at Alice Coachman Elementary School in Dougherty County are quick to tell you the students are smart. They may lack foundational skills...

Tackle Poverty’s Effects to Improve School Performance

Seventy percent of Georgia school district leaders say poverty is the most significant out-of-school issue that limits student learning. That key finding in a...

Three Trends Shaping Georgia Higher Education: Webinar Recap

Education beyond high school increases earning potential, strengthens the workforce, boosts economic development and helps move people up the economic ladder. Georgia’s public colleges...

Georgia’s Higher Education Goals Hurt by Undocumented Student Policies

Across Georgia, people aspire to go to college. But students caught in the web of immigration laws and policies face daunting barriers. Many students...

Georgia’s Education Cuts a Growing Burden for Low-Income Students

Postsecondary education and training are key to long-term financial security, as more Georgia employers want to hire workers with college credentials. While higher education...

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...

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....

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...

Boost Georgia’s Workforce with Affordable Child Care for Student Parents

Georgia can help produce enough college graduates to meet employer demand and improve family incomes by increasing child care funding. Nearly 1,300 Georgia single...

Strengthen Georgia’s Workforce by Making College Affordable for All

Six Proposals to Build on HOPE’s Foundation Making a college degree affordable for more Georgians is one of the best investments the state can make...

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...

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...

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