Friday Facts: March 7, 2014

The new SAT appears to bear some strong similarities to the Common Core State Standards.

Increase sought in Ga. Tax Credit Scholarships

Georgia legislators consider raising the contribution cap to Georgia’s tuition tax credit scholarship program.

Friday Facts: November 22, 2013

  November 22, 2013  It’s Friday! It’s nearing year’s end, and we’d like to remind you: The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Friday Facts, our most popular product, exist thanks to your support and contributions. Please help us continue “Changing Georgia Policy, Changing Georgians’ Lives,” with your tax-deductible end-of-year contribution at http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm. You know we’re getting under their skin: We’re sporting another feather in our cap after the Foundation earned a personal mention on MSNBC from a doyenne of Big Government, Rachel Maddow. Maddow, whose syndicated talk radio program … 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.

Friday Facts: August 9, 2013

Lake Oconee Academy’s test scores rank it as the state’s top-performing public charter school and Georgia’s third highest performing public elementary school.

Friday Facts: July 19, 2013

Seventy-one percent of small businesses say the Affordable Care Act makes it harder to hire.

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 →

Register by Tuesday, May 21
To Attend, ‘The Future of Education’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 20, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Turnaround Expert Sajan George Keynotes May 23 Leadership Breakfast Atlanta – George Washington Carver said, “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” Register by Tuesday (May 21) to hear Sajan George, one of the nation’s leading experts in unlocking that door for struggling students. George discusses, “The Future of Education,” the Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s Leadership Breakfast, 8 a.m. Thursday at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. George is CEO and founder of Matchbook Learning, … Continue Reading →

3 Upcoming Foundation Events Focus on Education

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT May 16, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org  Education, Education, Education: 3 Upcoming Foundation Events! Atlanta – The world is changing fast, but we seem to be standing still when it comes to educating our children. How do we personalize the learning experience? How do we enhance academic performance? Is the solution more money, more teachers or smaller class sizes? Will technology replace the teacher? The questions are numerous. To help answer them, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation has scheduled a trifecta of … 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 →

Friday Facts: January 25, 2012

What’s with the woobies? National School Choice Week 2013 begins today.

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: December 21, 2012

Government using taxpayer dollars to hire someone to get government to give more taxpayer dollars to government = Big Government.

Friday Facts: November 9, 2012

What to expect after the November 6 elections: More school choice in Georgia; for the nation, regulations, a fiscal cliff and an entitlement cliff. .

Friday Facts: November 2, 2012

In the Friday Facts, find out more on what you’ll be considering on the Nov. 6 ballot and whether Hurricane Sandy’s effect will be economic growth.

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 21, 2012

About 1.95 million Georgians out of 4,589,611 Georgians (42.5 percent) who filed returns didn’t pay federal taxes in 2010.

Friday Facts: September 7, 2012

The fuel-saving technologies mandated by President Obama’s CAFE rule will boost car costs by around $3,000, pricing 7 million people out of the market.

Friday Facts: August 24, 2012

Want to know about charter schools local control and minority students? Click on the links in the Friday Facts!