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

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

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

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

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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Episode 17: Tackling the Teacher Pipeline #3: “The Valdosta Sullivan Scholars Program” w/ Dr. Karla Hull, E.D. of VSU Sullivan Scholarship Program & Paul Goodrich, Chair of the Ruby Sullivan Educational Scholars

In installment three of the “Tackling the Teacher Pipeline” 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. Karla Hull, Executive Director of VSU Sullivan Scholarship Program, and Paul Goodrich, Chair of the Ruby Sullivan Educational Scholars Program, to discuss how the […]

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Episode 16: Tackling the Teacher Pipeline: “Beyond the Classroom” w/ Dr. Sharon Hixon, Dean of the School of Education at Dalton State College

In installment two of the “Tackling the Teacher Pipeline” 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. Sharon Hixon, Dean of the School of Education at Dalton State College, to discuss how the school is addressing teacher recruitment and retention. […]

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Episode 15: Tackling the Teacher Pipeline: “Poverty: The Elephant in the Room” w/ Dr. Cindi Chance (GACTE) and Dr. CaDeisha Cooper (Candler County Schools)

In installment one of the “Tackling the Teacher Pipeline” 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. Cindi Chance, Executive Director of Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and Dr. CaDeisha Cooper, Assistant Superintendent of Candler County Schools, to […]

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Episode 14: 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 13: 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 12: 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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