Educated Youth

Overview

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.
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Retirement in Georgia’s Public Schools

 Overview The state of Georgia maintains two pension systems for employees in public schools: the Teachers Retirement …

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Georgia Risks Losing Billions in Federal Funds for Public Schools

Without significant investment in the state’s public school system, the state of Georgia will violate a federal requirement …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2022

This section is co-authored by K-12 Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Stephen Owens and Higher Education Senior Policy Analyst …

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Fund Georgia’s Future and Partners Recommend a Plan for ARPA Funding

    Dear Superintendent Woods: The undersigned civil rights and education advocacy organizations in Georgia write to provide …

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Betting on our Future: Results from Pre-K Survey on Lottery Funding, Effects of COVID-19

    This report was co-authored by Stephen Owens, Ph.D, Senior Policy Analyst & Denae Clowers, Policy Intern …

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Crossover Day 2021: Lawmakers Approve Some People-First Measures, But More Needed

Yesterday marked Crossover Day 2021, the day by which a bill generally must pass out of its legislative …

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School Vouchers: Myth vs. Fact

Debates around school funding and the best use of public dollars are rife with confusion. Discussion around school …

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Testimony on Senate Bill 47

Dear Chairman Payne and Members of the Georgia Senate Committee on Education and Youth:  By way of introduction my name is Stephen Owens, and …

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Overview: 2022 Fiscal Year Budget for Lottery-Funded Programs

    Co-authored by Jennifer Lee, Senior Policy Analyst and Stephen Owens, Ph.D, Senior Policy Analyst Gov. Brian …

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Overview: 2022 Fiscal Year Budget for K-12 Education

    Gov. Kemp’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 provides Georgia’s public schools $10.2 billion, a …

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Hundreds of Millions of Dollars at Stake for a Failed Policy | Bill Analysis: House Bill 60 (LC 49 0301)

    Update on Feb. 25, 2021: A new substitute for House Bill 60 (LC 49 0460S) lowers …

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Resources on School Vouchers

Current Status: This session lawmakers have considered House Bill 60, House Bill 142 and Senate Bill 47, three …

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