GA Partnership Releases 2018 Top Ten Issues to Watch Report Focusing on Education Issues

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education today released the 2018 Top Ten Issues to Watch. For the past 14 years, the Partnership has published a report that both identifies and analyzes the key education issues the state will be or should be addressing in the coming year.  The 2018 edition is now available.

Some of these important issues have been featured in the Top Ten Issues to Watch before (such as equity/fairness and early education), but there are new issues this year such as “Rural Georgia – It Matters, A Lot” and “EdQuest Georgia – Charting Educational Reform.”

Each section is divided into three categories: “Issue Overview” that defines the topic; “Significance for Georgia” that puts it into context; and “Action Steps for Georgia” that proposes what the state needs to do to keep moving forward in its public education plan.

The report is used across the state as a critical resource document. It is written so the public can understand the complexities of the education landscape. Each Georgia legislator is provided a copy as the session opens and several college and university teacher prep programs use it in their classes.

“The Top Ten takes a deep dive into specific issues facing Georgia today – and how they fit into a broader policy framework for education improvement,” said Dr. Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership. “It is the goal of the Georgia Partnership that the commentary in this document serves as a tool for policymakers, educators, community and business leaders, and all education stakeholders to identify where opportunities exist to move Georgia forward.”

The report is available in hard copy and online.  The Georgia Partnership will provide a free copy upon request ( Postage reimbursement will be required for greater quantities.  The Top Ten can be downloaded on our web site at and can be viewed as a flipbook at

Founded in 1992 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education consists of business, education, community and government leaders who share a vision of improved education.  An independent organization, the Partnership is working to be Georgia’s foremost change agent in education.  The non-partisan, non-profit Georgia Partnership takes lead roles in efforts to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement.  More information is available at