Media Symposium

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

2020 Media Symposium

The 14th annual Media Symposium was held at Georgia Public Broadcasting on January 10, 2020.

PowerPoint presentations and the videos of the four parts of the event are also posted below.

Part 1

Dr. Robert W. Gaines, II, Director of Communications, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - Program Overview
Laura Evans, Director of Education, Georgia Public Broadcasting - Welcome
Dr. Dana Rickman, Vice President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2020
Dr. Stephen Pruitt, President, SREB - Preparing for 2030

Part 2

Dr. Leslie Hazle Bussey, CEO/Executive Director - GLISI - School Leadership
Richard Woods, State School Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education - Georgia Public Schools – A Status Report

Part 3

Tracey Pendley, 2020 Georgia Teacher of the Year, Reflections from Georgia Teacher of the Year

Meghan Frick, Director of Communications, Georgia Department of Education School - Georgia Department of Education Communications Update 

Dr. Stephen J. Owens, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget & Policy Institute - Funding 

Georgia’s Future Talent Pipeline

Chris Clark, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

The Honorable, Brenda Lopez Romero, Georgia House of Representatives

The Honorable, P.K. Martin, Georgia Senate

Errika Moore, Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta (Moderator)

Dr. Steve Dolinger, President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - Wrap-Up

Dana Rickman (GPEE) - Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2020

Stephen Pruitt (SREB) - Preparing for 2030

Leslie Hazle Bussey (GLISI) - School Leadership

Superintendent Richards Woods (GA DOE) - Public Education in Georgia - A Status Report

Meghan Frick (GA DOE) - Georgia Department of Education Communications Update

Stephen J. Owens (GBPI) - School Funding

Questions about the 2021 Symposium should be directed to Georgia Partnership communications director, Robert Gaines.