GA Partnership Releases 2020 Top Ten Issues to Watch

Report focuses on shifting demographics and education in 2020

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January 10, 2020 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education today released the 2020 edition of the annual Top Ten Issues to Watch report. For the past 16 years, the Partnership has published the report, which identifies and analyzes the key education issues Georgia will be or should be addressing in the coming year. The 2020 edition is now available.

Some of this year’s issues include Georgia’s shifting demographics, school leadership, literacy, and rural poverty. Each issue is divided into three sections: “Issue Overview,” which defines the topic; “Significance for Georgia,” which puts it into context; and “Action Steps for Georgia” which proposes what the state needs to do to keep moving forward in its public education plan.

The highly anticipated report is written so the public can understand the complexities of the education landscape and is widely disseminated to leaders and education stakeholders across the state. Each Georgia legislator, for example, receives a copy at the opening of the legislative session, school districts leverage the report in their leadership training, and several colleges and universities use the report in their education policy classes.

“The Partnership team couldn’t be more proud of the Top Ten report and the privilege of providing leaders in Georgia with a clear view of the most pressing education issues in the state for the last 16 years,” said Dr. Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership. “Each year we write a report that will provide policymakers, educators, community and business leaders, and all education stakeholders with relevant information that will help them identify and think through the opportunities that 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