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For interviews or general information, your primary point of contact is:  Communications Director Robert Gaines.  Office number: 404-223-2464.  If unavailable, call the general office number: 404-223-2280.


Partnership Board Chair Honored by Future Foundation

For 14 consecutive years, 100% of Future Foundation program participants have graduated from high school and attended post-secondary institutions. On March 20, 2019, Future Foundation will celebrate Atlanta’s past, present, and future investments in education for resilient youth at its Keep It 100% luncheon. Led by a host committee of Atlanta’s business...
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Partnership president authors op-ed on professionalizing teaching

One only needs to look to the daily news cycle and constant reports of nationwide teacher shortages, strikes, and protests to see that the teaching profession and consequently America’s public schools are facing a major crisis. So, what are we to do? This is a question the Georgia Partnership for...
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Chattanooga Times Free Press Covers 2019 Media Symposium

As Gov.-elect Brian Kemp prepares to take office, a Georgia nonprofit organization has identified school safety, teacher pay, early childhood education and school start dates as among its top 10 issues in education this year. The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's annual "Top Ten Issues to Watch" report also analyzed the...
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Press Releases

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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Georgia Partnership Announces Fourteenth Education Policy Fellowship Class

For immediate release August 4, 2021 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 fourteenth Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) class members. The 14 selectees will spend nine months deepening their understanding of...
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