It’s frustrating how little “public” is in Georgia public schools these days. Transparency is lacking, accountability is fading and students are struggling, academically, socially and emotionally.
Students need to learn, and teachers need to know if students are learning. How do we know if that’s happening? By giving tests.
For parents striving for a quality education for their children, it is maddening to see their children not getting the education they deserve.
Despite the choices available to many, ultimately, the vast majority of Georgia’s families are waiting for their children to return to local public schools and brick-and-mortar classrooms.
There are now two ways of defeating legal challenges to Student Scholarship Organization (SSO) programs whose beneficiaries include students attending religious schools.
How do you ensure every child thrives and succeeds – academically, socially and emotionally – without endangering students or staff as health officials tackle the public health crisis?
Dedicate Georgia’s Early Intervention Program (EIP) funds to EIP services and require all local systems to follow state guidelines when classifying students as EIP.
If the Georgia Legislature does nothing, state and local taxpayers will be on the hook for at least $142 million to educate 17,000 more children in public schools in upcoming years, in addition to all the increased needs of unemployed Georgians.
While everyone hopes to return to “normal” as soon as possible, the possibility certainly exists that come fall, the coronavirus will return.
The hard-fought campaign to give Georgia families greater choice in how their children are educated is far from over.
The problems that often get the most attention in the media are not paramount in the minds of adults.
Millennials are continuing their parents' pattern of leaving cities when their children reach school age.
The method may be consistent across states, but a “graduate” is not.
Liberal filmmaker Davis Guggenheim seems an unlikely advocate for free market-based education reform, but he makes the case for policies that are traditionally part of conservatives’ education reform initiatives.
TRS administers the fund from which teachers in the state’s public schools, many employees of the University System of Georgia, and certain other designated employees in educational-related work environments receive retirement benefits.
The public education establishment routinely argues that school choice programs, where “the money follows the child,” harm students who remain in public schools.
America’s K-12 public education system has experienced tremendous historical growth in employment, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics.
A large majority of Georgians support school choice, and nearly all of those support choice for all Georgia students regardless of family income, according to a survey unveiled today at a Georgia Public Policy Foundation event in Macon.
Education is on the verge of a new frontier. Online virtual schools are spreading around the country, and charter schools now account for some 2 million students.