Friday, February 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.

Push to Expand Private School Tax Scholarships Disregards Lack of Evidence, Accountability

Georgia’s Senate appears poised to act on an expansion of the state’s tax credit scholarship for private schools. This is despite a lack of...

Overview: 2019 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 provides nearly $9.8 billion to educate Georgia’s 1.7 million public school students, a boost of...

Overview: 2019 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed $2.4 billion budget for the university system and $367 million for technical colleges includes money for enrollment growth and an...

Overview of Georgia’s 2019 Fiscal Year Budget

The $26 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2019 fiscal year starting July 1, 2018 lays out Georgia’s spending priorities...
Help rural Georgians’ health and pocketbook

Help Rural Georgians’ Health and Pocketbook

Originally posted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Lawmakers appear poised to try something new to help struggling communities in rural Georgia and our neighbors from Blue...

Support Students by Removing HOPE Seven-Year Time Limit

- Update on Feb. 20: House Bill 928 proposes to extend the time that students have to use the HOPE Scholarship from seven to 15...

State of the State Highlights Recent Gains, But Major Needs Remain for Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal gave his eighth and final State of the State address, titled Orchards of Opportunity, Thursday morning, highlighting accomplishments and challenges throughout his...

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...

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...

Overview: 2019 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed 2019 budget includes $70.5 million in added lottery funds, bringing the total for Georgia’s lottery-funded Pre-Kindergarten and HOPE financial aid...

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...

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...

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...

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