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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Education in Georgia’s Black Belt: Policy Solutions to Help Overcome a History of Exclusion

Georgia lawmakers must address the legacy of exclusion that students in the Black Belt region face.

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Georgia’s K-12 Equalization Grants Explained

The state of Georgia has a constitutional obligation to provide every child with an “adequate public education.”[1] Over …

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Fairer Funding, Fairer Schools

Adjusting the School Funding Formula for a More Equitable Learning Environment A new report from the Education Law …

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Georgia Education Budget Primer for State Fiscal Year 2020

You can download and share all the images and charts in the Education Primer by clicking here.  This …

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Teachers Retirement System of Georgia Explained

State lawmakers introduced several bills in the 2019 legislative session that could significantly alter the Teachers Retirement System …

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How Does Georgia Fund Schools?

The video above is narrated by Dr. Stephen Owens, GBPI Senior Policy Analyst. Below is a full transcript. …

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A Half-Billion Steps in the Right Direction for Public Schools

In the 2019 legislative session Georgia lawmakers committed more than half a billion dollars to increase pay for …

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Georgia’s FY 2020 Budget: Majority of New Spending Dedicated to $530 Million Teacher Pay Raise

Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July …

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Sine Die 2019: Progress and Missed Opportunities for a People-First Agenda

The first legislative session under Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan ended on Tuesday, April 2. …

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Bills Set Stage to Divert Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From Public to Private Schools

March 28, 2019 Update – The original voucher expansion bill, SB 173, failed on the Senate floor before Crossover …

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Georgia Lawmakers Should Renew Their Commitment to Student Transportation

In House Bill 31, the state of Georgia continues a pattern of shortchanging pupil transportation that triggers safety …

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Georgia Legislative Session Update: Crossover Day Recap

This week lawmakers hit a legislative session milestone. Thursday, March 7 marked Crossover Day, the day a bill …

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