For Immediate Release
February 17, 2016
Contact: Benita Dodd email@example.com or 404-256-4050
March 10 Event: ‘At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging’
Atlanta – Registration is open for, “At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.
The speaker is Dr. Matt Ladner, Senior Advisor of Policy and Research for the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Ladner will unveil his original research and analysis on the demographic challenges facing state education budgets, including Georgia’s, and strategies for substantially improving the academic quality of the state’s K-12 schools at a price taxpayers can afford.
Ladner has written numerous studies on school choice, charter schools and special education reform and co-authored, “Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress and Reform,” for the American Legislative Exchange Council. He has testified before Congress, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and numerous state legislative committees. The Phoenix, Ariz., resident is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin who earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Houston.
This Leadership Breakfast, which is open to the public, is $30 to attend. Register online here by Tuesday, March 8, 2016, or make your check out to Georgia Public Policy Foundation and mail to 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta GA 30339. (Difficulty registering? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.)
What: “At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging,” a Leadership Breakfast
Who: Dr. Matt Ladner
When: 8 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016 (Registration, networking begin at 7:30 a.m.)
Where: Georgian Club, 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1700, Atlanta GA 30339
Attire: Business, business casual
Refund policy: Refunds provided upon request for registrations canceled before an event’s deadline.
About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. Regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit our Web site at georgiapolicy.org. Join The Forum at forum.georgiapolicy.org. Like the Foundation’s Facebook page; follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
As an employer, and a parent and a graduate of Georgia public schools, I am pleased that the Foundation has undertaken this project. (The report card) provides an excellent tool for parents and educators to objectively evaluate our public high schools. It will further serve a useful purpose as a benchmark for the future to measure our schools’ progress.