Robert Gaines

GA Partnership for Excellence in Education names Fall 2022 College Access Grant Winners:
Four Chambers of Commerce will use funds to encourage post-secondary education

By Robert Gaines / September 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Gaines, rgaines@gpee.org, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram September 1, 2022 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has selected four chambers of commerce as winners of the Fall 2022 College Access Grant. These $3,000 grants go to local chambers of commerce, who may partner with school districts, […]

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Episode 21: Happy Helpings w/ Cindy Kicklighter and Tamika Boone of the Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning

By Robert Gaines / February 1, 2022 / 0 Comments

In episode 21 of Field Notes, Merrill Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Cindy Kicklighter and Tamika Boone of the Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning (DECAL) to discuss the Happy Helpings summer food service program. Funded by the USDA and administered by the Georgia Department of Early […]

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Georgia Partnership Discusses 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch on Georgia News Network

By Robert Gaines / January 10, 2022 / 0 Comments

On January 8, 2022 Drs. Dana Rickman and Robert Gaines joined John Clark of the Georgia News Network on his show “Georgia Focus” to talk about the 2021 edition of the Top Ten Issues to Watch report. Listen to the interview here

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GA Partnership Releases 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch

By Robert Gaines / January 7, 2022 / 0 Comments

Report focuses on importance of equity for improved student outcomes MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Gaines, rgaines@gpee.org, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram January 7, 2022 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education today released the 2022 edition of the annual Top Ten Issues to Watch report. For the past 18 years, the […]

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Episode 20: Leading the Georgia Partnership w/ Dr. Dana Rickman (GPEE)

By Robert Gaines / December 14, 2021 / 0 Comments

In episode 20 of Field Notes, Merrill Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education catch up with Dr. Dana Rickman, President of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence, to discuss her first year as president of the Partnership, the challenge of navigating the organization through socially and politically divided times, and […]

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Episode 19: The Rural Studies Institute w/ Dr. Veronica Womack of Georgia College

By Robert Gaines / December 7, 2021 / 0 Comments

In episode 19 of Field Notes, Merrill Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Veronica Womack, Executive Director of Georgia College’s Rural Studies Institute, to discuss the Institute’s efforts to promote and support rural communities in the areas of Health, Education, Economic Opportunity and the Environment. 

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Episode 18: The Rural Education Fund w/ Paige Pushkin of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education

By Robert Gaines / December 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

In episode 18 of Field Notes, Merrill Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Paige Pushkin, Executive Director of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education (GFPE), to discuss the overwhelming educational needs in rural Georgia and how GFPE’s Rural Education Fund is addressing those needs by “providing traditional public schools, charter […]

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GaDOE launches ESSER funding transparency dashboard; partners with Georgia Partnership to evaluate use of COVID-19 relief funds

By Robert Gaines / October 1, 2021 / 0 Comments

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us -Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd September 29, 2021 – The Georgia Department of Education has developed an ESSER funding dashboard that will provide a simple, transparent way for the public to see Georgia school districts’ use of federal COVID-19 relief funds. The dashboard is available on GaDOE’s COVID-19 […]

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GA Partnership Selects Fall 2021 College Access Grant Recipients

By Robert Gaines / September 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

MEDIA CONTACT: Robert W. Gaines, II, rgaines@gpee.org, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram September 24, 2021 The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has selected two local chambers of commerce as winners of the Fall 2021 College Access Grant (CAMG): The White County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce These $3,000 mini-grants […]

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Georgia Partnership Announces Fourteenth Education Policy Fellowship Class

By Robert Gaines / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

For immediate release August 4, 2021 Contact: Robert W. Gaines, II, Ph.D. Phone: 404-223-2464 Email: rgaines@gpee.org ATLANTA — The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has announced the names of its fourteenth Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) class members. The 14 selectees will spend nine months deepening their understanding of the policy process within the […]

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