At his State of the State address Thursday before a joint session of the Georgia Legislature, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp soothed agencies and Georgians with a pledge that his budget would contain no cuts, no furloughs and no new taxes.
Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense (QEE) Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows individual and corporate taxpayers to receive a Georgia income tax credit for donating to nonprofit, tax exempt student scholarship organizations (SSOs). SSOs use these funds to provide scholarships to pre-K through 12th grade Georgia students, where these scholarships offset the cost of attending independent (private) schools.
Eric Wearne’s latest book offers a fascinating insight into a form of schooling developing in communities throughout the United States and gaining momentum in an unexpected period of educational uncertainty.
With more school districts around the country announcing classes either of full-time remote learning or hybrid learning where children spend up to a week at home at a time, increasing numbers of parents are taking matters into their own hands.
As testing is cast by the wayside, American Enterprise Institute's Katharine Stevens’ latest work raises more concerns about our children’s future.
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.