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Georgia Partnership Selects 2020-2021 Education Policy Fellowship Program Class

GA Partnership for Excellence in Education names 2020-2021 Education Policy Fellowship Program class 20 Fellows to Invest Several Months Exploring Public Education MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Gaines, rgaines@gpee.org, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram August 5, 2020 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has announced the names of its thirteenth Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) class […]

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Georgia Partnership Publishes One-pager on Education Funding, Urging Lawmakers to Remember Impact of Great Recession-era Budget Cuts

As the General Assembly faces a series of difficult decisions in their effort to pass the FY2021 budget, the Georgia Partnership published a new one-page document on education funding, urging lawmakers to remember the devastating, long-term impact of budget cuts during the Great Recession on districts, schools, and students.

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Episode 6.4 Battling Through Budget Cuts #4: “Calculating the Costs” w/ Dr. Vickie Reed, Superintendent of Bro…

In the final installment of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Vickie Reed , Superintendent of Brooks County Schools, to discuss the challenges her district is facing in light of a decrease in state education […]

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Episode 6.3 Battling Through Budget Cuts #3 “Tackling Technology” w/ Mr. Barry Waller, Superintendent of Toombs County Schools”

In installment three of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Superintendent Barry Waller of Toombs County Schools to discuss how a double-digit state budget cut will exacerbate existing instructional challenges in the district caused by limited […]

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Episode 6.2 Battling Through Budget Cuts #2 “Taking Care of People” w/ Dr. Jay Brinson, Superintendent of Wayne County Schools

In installment two of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Jay Brinson, Superintendent of Wayne County Schools, to discuss how he and his team are planning to weather the state budget cuts and subsequent reduction […]

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Episode 6.1 Battling Through Budget Cuts #1: “Being Creative, Innovative, & Resourceful” w/ Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent of Calhoun City Schools

In installment one of the “Battling Through Budget Cuts” series of the Georgia Partnership’s Field Notes, Merrill Kemp-Wilcox and Robert Gaines of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education connect with Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent of Calhoun City Schools, to discuss how she is navigating her district through the dual challenges of looming budget cuts and the […]

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The Georgia Partnership’s Call for Justice

Friends & Partners, These have been turbulent weeks in our city and across the country. Once again, our nation finds itself standing at a moral crossroad with the world watching and waiting to see which path we will take.  As I follow the events unfolding across the country and read statements from other organizations condemning […]

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Children of GPEE Communications Director Selected as Face of Summer Reading Campaign

The Get Georgia Reading Campaign recently selected the sons of Georgia Partnership Director of Communications, Robert W. Gaines, II, to serve as the face of their Summer Reading initiative. See below for an overview of the initiative: “During the summer months away from school, it’s crucial that children have access to healthy meals, safe environments, […]

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Georgia Partnership President Recognized by Georgia Trend & Atlanta Magazines

100 Most Influential Georgians: Visionary Forces Atlanta Magazine: https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/2020-atlanta-500-education-healthcare/  

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Georgia Partnership President Pen’s AJC Op-ed on COVID-19 Pandemic

In a guest column, Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and a former superintendent of the Fulton County Schools, urges the state and its leadership to view this unprecedented time as an unprecedented opportunity to make a better educated Georgia a priority and a mission. Read the full column here: https://www.ajc.com/blog/get-schooled/opinion-why-can-afford-get-back-normal-after-pandemic/LfAeMa2Nc7ReBuSw1cKzlJ/

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