Sunday, December 4, 2016

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 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...

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...

Aiming for Average in Education Spending

Georgia ranks 38th among states for public school spending. Spending per student in Georgia is $1,807 less than the national average, according to new...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for Higher Education

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of $2.47 billion for the state’s two postsecondary systems includes money intended to help increase faculty salaries, which trail...
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...

Georgia Lawmakers Can Still Create Opportunity for State’s Young Immigrants

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday against a group of young immigrants seeking in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The court’s ruling...

Pre-K and HOPE Rebound in 2017 Budget, Still Room to Improve

The nearly $1.05 billion for lottery-funded programs in Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget adds money to increase Pre-Kindergarten teachers’ salaries and expands a grant...

State Education Cuts Still Linger for School Districts

The $8.92 billion for Georgia’s 180 public school districts in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget proposal represents a $415.9 million increase above the 2016...

Long-Awaited State K-12 Funding Overhaul Underachieves

Georgia’s students are working hard to reach standards higher than those set for any previous generation. Meanwhile, the state is not ensuring they have...

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...

Another Tax Credit for Private School Scholarships

Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation to create a new tax credit for individuals and corporations that donate to organizations that provide scholarships to K-12...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget of nearly $1.05 billion for the state’s lottery-funded programs adds money for needed enhancements to the Pre-Kindergarten program and...

Overview: 2017 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

The $8.92 billion for Georgia’s 180 public school districts in Gov. Nathan Deal’s 2017 budget proposal represents a $415.9 million increase above the 2016...

Funding Committee Comes up Short

A new school funding formula Gov. Nathan Deal’s Education Reform Commission is developing threatens to lock in deep cuts made under the existing formula...

Education Media Coverage

HOPE for whom?

Inside Higher Ed

Poor students and minorities fall behind on Georgia HOPE money

The Moultrie Observer

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