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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Billions of Dollars Behind: District Facts Sheets Show Georgia Schools are Far from “Full Funding”

Over the last twenty years of public school funding in Georgia, the General Assembly has underfunded grants and …

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Districts Turn to Federal Money to Fill Holes Made by the State: Results from GBPI’s 2021 School District Survey

    This report was co-authored by Allie Schneider, Southern Education Foundation Policy Fellow Key Takeaways: 93 percent …

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New GBPI Poll Shows Georgians Want American Rescue Plan Dollars to Support Health, Economic Recovery, Education

Georgia will receive $4.9 billion in federal emergency relief and infrastructure funding as part of the American Rescue …

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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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Updated: Georgia Risks Losing Billions in Federal Funds for Public Schools

UPDATE: On 8/6/21 the U.S. Department of Education released updated guidance on the calculation for Maintenance of Equity …

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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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