GA Partnership Releases 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch

Report focuses on importance of equity for improved student outcomes

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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 the past 18 years, 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 2022 edition is now available.

Some of this year’s issues include unfinished instruction, improving school culture, and revamping the teaching profession. 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 highly 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.

“As we approach nearly two decades of writing this report, I am proud to know that the Partnership is still delivering on our promise to provide education stakeholders and leaders in Georgia with a clear, nonpartisan view of the most pressing education issues in the state,” said Dr. Dana Rickman, president of the Georgia Partnership. “Each year we aim to craft a report that is accessible and can supply policymakers, educators, community and business leaders, and education stakeholders with timely information that will help them identify and think through the diversity of opportunities that exist to move Georgia forward.”

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.


Founded in 1992 by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education consists of business, education, community and government leaders who share a vision of improved education.  An independent organization, the Partnership is working to be Georgia’s foremost change agent in education.  The non-partisan, non-profit Georgia Partnership takes lead roles in efforts to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement.  More information is available at