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

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

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?

Friday Facts: April 24, 2015

How many states have embraced Education Savings Accounts?

Friday Facts: September 5, 2014

Can you trust the unemployment numbers?

Reserve Your Seat at Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day July 10

The deadline is Tuesday July 8 to register for Friedman Legacy for Freedom event in Macon!

Friday Facts: January 24, 2014

How do you know Georgians like school choice?

Foundation Celebrates as National School Choice Week Enters its Fourth Year with 5,500 Events

By Sherri Ackerman (January 20, 2014) In just four short years, National School Choice Week has mushroomed nationwide from 150 events in 2010 to 5,500 at last count this year, with much of the growth attributed to a positive message and a powerful way of delivering it. The Georgia Public Policy Foundation holds its annual School Choice Week celebration, a Leadership Breakfast, on Tuesday, January 28 at Cobb County’s Georgian Club. The event is open to the public; find out more at http://tinyurl.com/ovkzx7g. “We don’t want to tell anyone that one choice is better … Continue Reading →

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: November 8, 2013

How does Atlanta rank on congestion and water use? Not as poorly as you might think!

Friday Facts: September 27, 2013

North Carolina’s recent tax code overhaul is expected to move the Tar Heel State from 44th to 17th place in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index.

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Friday Facts: September 6, 2013

Investors.com has a growing list of the companies cutting staff and hours because they can’t afford the Affordable Care Act.

Sept. 16 Event Focuses on ‘Georgia’s Digital Economy’

GEORGIA PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION EVENT August 29, 2013 Contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or benitadodd@georgiapolicy.org Foundation, Google host Event Sept. 16 on Georgia’s Digital Economy Atlanta – You are invited to join us for  “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day event on Monday, September 16, 2013, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The discussions, hosted by Georgia Public Policy Foundation and Google, include an all-star entrepreneurship panel, a discussion of the patent troll problem and how Georgia is leading the way in digital learning. The event begins with some fun Google product demos, breakfast … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Friday Facts: January 25, 2012

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

Friday Facts: December 7, 2012

In the 1970s, when the top rate on wage and salary income was 50 % and 70% on investment income, high earners spent much of their time and energy seeking tax shelters, Michael Barone points out.

What is the Future for Marginal Revolution University?

By Eric Wearne Add another entrant to the growing number of free online education start-ups (see here or here).  Marginal Revolution University comes from Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, two economics professors at George Mason University (and hosts of the economics blog Marginal Revolution). MRUniversity was announced at the World Bank meeting last week.  According to Tabarrok, “Here are a few of the principles behind MR University: 1. The product is free (like this blog), and we offer more material in less time. 2. Most of our videos are short, so you can view and listen … Continue Reading →

Coursera and Georgia Tech Bend the Online Learning Curve

By Eric Wearne Events move quickly in the world of online learning.  As an example of how fast: online learning platform Coursera was founded in 2012.  Georgia Tech announced a partnership with Coursera this week. But Georgia Tech is not alone in this; Coursera is working with “elite” partners in the U.S. and other countries, to host MOOCs within each partner’s most highly regarded areas of expertise. According to Inside Higher Education, Coursera is creating a new market niche: “While Udacity has elected to team up with individual professors and edX has not announced any partners beyond … Continue Reading →