Media Symposium

Annually convening journalists from the Southeast
to discuss critical education issues in Georgia

2022 Media Symposium

The 16th annual Media Symposium was held virtually on January 7, 2022.


Individual speakers included:

Dr. Morcease Beasley - Superintendent, Clayton County Schools, - who discussed accelerated learning, non-academic barriers, and school culture and climate.

Ms. Mindy Binderman - Executive Director, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students - who discussed the role of early learning in the future of Georgia education.

Mr. Greg Dozier - Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, - who discussed the role of post-secondary in the future of Georgia education.

Dr. Stephen Owens - Senior Education Policy Analyst, GBPI - who explored education funding in Georgia.

Dr. Noris Price - 2022 Georgia Superintendent of the Year, Baldwin County Schools, - who discussed the role of K-12 in the future of Georgia education.

Dr. Dana Rickman - President, GA Partnership, - who moderated the panel discussion.

Mr. Matthew Smith - Sr. Policy Analyst, GA Partnership - who provided an overview of the 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch.

Mr. Richard Woods - State School Superintendent, GaDOE - who gave his annual education update and what he sees for the upcoming year and legislative session.

Questions about the 2023 Symposium should be directed to Georgia Partnership Director of External Affair, Robert Gaines.