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Georgia Partnership Joins The Leadership Blend Live Podcast to Discuss 2021 Top Ten Issues to Watch Report

The Georgia Partnership's Vice President, Dr. Dana Rickman, and Communications Director, Dr. Robert W. Gaines, II, joined Ricardo Wrice and Simone Cherie, of the Leadership Blend Live Podcast, to discuss the 2021 Top Ten Issues to Watch Report and the COVID-19-related challenges facing Georgia's public schools.
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Georgia Partnership Interviewed on Georgia News Network about 2021 Top Ten Issues to Watch

On January 9, 2021 Drs. Dana Rickman and Robert Gaines joined John Clark of the Georgia News Network on his show "Georgia Focus" to talk about the 2021 edition of the Top Ten Issues to Watch report. Listen to the interview here
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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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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...
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Press Releases

Georgia Partnership Announces 15th Education Policy Fellowship Program Class

For immediate release July 28, 2022 Contact: Robert W. Gaines, II, Ph.D. Phone: 404-223-2464 Email: ATLANTA -- The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has announced the names of its fifteenth Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) cohort members. The 17 selectees will spend nine months deepening their understanding of...
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GA Partnership Releases 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch

Report focuses on importance of equity for improved student outcomes MEDIA CONTACT: Robert Gaines,, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram January 7, 2022 – The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education today released the 2022 edition of the annual Top Ten Issues to Watch report. For...
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Georgia Department of Education launches ESSER funding transparency dashboard; partners with Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education to evaluate use of COVID-19 relief funds

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, -Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd September 29, 2021 – The Georgia Department of Education has developed an ESSER funding dashboard that will provide a simple, transparent way for the public to see Georgia school districts’ use of federal COVID-19 relief funds. The...
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GA Partnership Selects Fall 2021 College Access Grant Recipients

MEDIA CONTACT: Robert W. Gaines, II,, 404-223-2464 -Follow the GA Partnership on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram September 24, 2021 The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has selected two local chambers of commerce as winners of the Fall 2021 College Access Grant (CAMG): The White County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Dalton Chamber...
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