2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum

  2017 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum ‘Wisdom, Justice, Transformation’ Date: Friday, October 13, 2017 Location: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center 2450 Galleria Parkway; Atlanta, GA  30339 Time: 7:30-8 a.m. Coffee/Breakfast | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Program Lunch included Register Now Here The entire event is open to the public, but registration is required. AGENDA 7:30 – 8:00 – Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome 8:20 – 8:50 – Opening Presentation: Federal Tax Reform and What It Means for Georgia Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Vice President for the Center for State Fiscal Reform at the … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: September 22, 2017

Early Bird Rate Ends MONDAY for the GA Legislative Policy Forum!

At the Intersection of Education and Aging

Registration is open for, “At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Hosted by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at Cobb County’s Georgian Club, the event speaker is Dr. Matt Ladner, Senior Advisor 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. Dr. Matthew Ladner is the Senior Advisor … Continue Reading →

March 10 Event: ‘At the Inter$ection of Education and Aging’

Baby Boomer Retirement, Student Enrollment Growth and the Future of Georgia Education.

The Case for K-12 Student-Based Budgeting in Georgia

All you need to know about student-based budgeting for Georgia.

December 8 Event: ‘The Case for K-12 Student-Based Budgeting in Georgia’

Just how does Georgia ensure that funding follows the student in ways that enable families to embrace education innovation?

News Release: Foundation Hosts Savannah Event July 29

Join the Foundation in Savannah July 29, find out about education and school choice in 2016!

Register for April 24 Event On School Choice in The Big Easy

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 31, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation’s April 24 Event: ‘School Choice: Big Gains in The Big Easy’  Atlanta – What does leadership in school choice look like? New Orleans, La.   What does leadership in school choice sound like? Matt Candler, chairman of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools and CEO of 4.0 Schools.  Candler, an Atlanta native, is the keynote speaker at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Cobb County’s Georgian … Continue Reading →

Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s Legislative Wrapup!

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT March 24, 2014 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Last Chance to Register for Wednesday’s ‘Legislative Roundup’ Kyle Wingfield, Eric Cochling Review the 2013-14 Session and Look Ahead Atlanta – If you haven’t yet registered, a reminder: Today is the registration deadline for “Georgia Legislative Roundup,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast Wednesday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The 8 a.m. event is open to the public and features Eric Cochling, vice president of Policy Development at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, and … Continue Reading →

Friday Facts: August 23, 2013

Federal government-wide, the time spent on paperwork documenting onerous regulations adds up to 10.3 billion hours.

Register for Friedman Day Event in Athens
With School Choice Expert Jay Greene

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 22, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050  Foundation Marks Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 11 In Athens with National School Choice Expert Jay Greene  Atlanta – You are invited to join the Georgia Public Policy Foundation on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Athens Country Club for a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon keynoted by national school choice expert Jay P. Greene to celebrate Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day,   Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is an annual celebration marking the birthday of the … Continue Reading →

Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Event, ‘Customize The Class’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 21, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Education Innovator Michael Horn Keynotes June 6 Foundation Event Atlanta – When is disrupting class a good idea? When you’re trying to disrupt the current factory-based education system to transform learning into a student-centric approach where all students can achieve their full potential. Michael B. Horn, co-founder and executive director of the education practice of the Clayton Christensen Institute, knows just how to do that. Horn will keynote, “Customize The Class,” a Georgia Public Policy … Continue Reading →

May 23 Event Tackles, ‘The Future of Education’

Find out what’s wrong, what’s right and what to do with the three Rs from education entrepreneur Sajan George, founder and CEO of Matchbook Learning, at, “The Future of Education,” a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Cobb County’s Georgian Club.

May 23 Event Focuses on, ‘The Future of Education’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT April 24, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Sajan George Highlights, ‘The Future of Education,’ at Leadership Breakfast Atlanta – The world is changing fast, but we seem to be standing still when it comes to educating our children. How do we take advantage of the opportunities to personalize learning for every student? How do we enhance academic performance? Is the solution more money, more teachers or smaller class sizes? What role does technology play? Find out what’s wrong, what’s right and what … Continue Reading →

GPB Prime Time Lawmakers: January 16, 2013

Foundation President Kelly McCutchen appeared on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Prime Time Lawmakers on Wednesday, January 16, to participate in a panel discussion on school choice and public charter schools

Friday Facts: October 26, 2012

Did you now that between 1992-2009, Georgia’s student population grea 41 percent and school personnel grew 80 percent?

Friday Facts: September 28, 2012

What’s in the Foundation’s Plan B for Georgia Transportation? Find out in Friday Facts.

In the News

The Columbia County News-Times of Sunday, September 16, published a letter to the editor from Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in response to the publisher’s column on charter schools:

The Columbia County News-Times of Sunday, September 16, published a letter to the editor from Foundation Vice President Benita Dodd in response to the publisher’s column on charter schools.

Supreme Court Will Not Reconsider State Commission Schools Decision

The Georgia Supreme Court has served the future of former state commission charter schools back over the net and back into the Legislature’s court.  This morning the Court announced that it will not review last month’s decision that ov…

One Step Forward and A Long Road Ahead for Commission Schools

Get ready. Get set. Go back to (your favorite charter) school.

Now that they’ve been thrown a parachute, what’s next for a handful of former state commission charter schools and nearly 16,000 students? The search for that answer leads to o…