GA Partnership Releases 2021 Top Ten Issues to Watch

Report focuses on racial and social equity in education in 2021

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January 8, 2021 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education today released the 2021 edition of the annual Top Ten Issues to Watch report. This is the 17th year 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 2021 edition is now available.

Some of this year’s issues include early learning, instructional delivery, parent engagement, and postsecondary completion. 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 eagerly 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.

“Given the challenges of 2020, the Partnership team is especially proud of this year’s Top Ten report and we’re grateful that for the last 17 years we’ve had the privilege of providing leaders in Georgia with a clear view of the most pressing education issues in the state,” said Dr. Steve Dolinger, president of the Georgia Partnership. “Each year we strive to 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. We’re confident that we’ve accomplished that again with this year’s report.”

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 here