Friday, July 21, 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.

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...

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....

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...

College Students Squeezed as State Shrinks its Share of School Costs

Georgia’s university system Board of Regents is set to meet this month to decide on tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year. At the beginning...

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...

2017 GBPI Legislative Recap, Sine Die Edition

As Georgia lawmakers opened the 2017 General Assembly January 9, our top legislative priorities included renewal of a fee critical to the state’s health...

Private School Scholarship Savings Claims Deserve Skepticism

State lawmakers are considering a big expansion of the private school scholarship tax credit program. House Bill 217 proposes to hike the program’s cap...

Misguided March to Expand Tax Credits for Private School Scholarships

The Georgia Senate is considering a plan to expand the state’s private school scholarship tax credit program after the House recently approved House Bill...

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...
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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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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...

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...
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Overview: 2018 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the university system and approximately $360 million for technical colleges includes money to increase...

Education Media Coverage

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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