Friday Facts: October 11, 2013

The 32 percent increase in CO2 emissions that has occurred globally since 2002 – about 8.4 billion tons – has nearly all taken place in the developing world.

Friday Facts: September 20, 2013

The association between student math performance and subsequent economic growth is very strong

Friday Facts: September 13, 2013

Is more spending leading to better student achievement?

Foundation, Google Host Event: ‘Georgia’s Digital Economy’

The Foundation and Google co-host “Georgia’s Digital Economy,” a half-day conference on Monday, September 16.

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.

Friday Facts: August 30, 2013

The total additional cost to state taxpayers of implementation of ObamaCare is …

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: May 31, 2013

Just about any way you measure it, extreme weather events are becoming quite rare.

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 →

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 →

Journal-Constitution Report: Foundation
Examining Common Core Standards

Scott Johnson, a new member of the state Board of Education, says Foundation, an “honest broker,” is examining Common Core.

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: April 19, 2013

The first long-term study of the impact of school vouchers reveals their impact

Friday Facts: February 1, 2013

Georgia law enforcement agencies seize millions of dollars in assets every year from people who are never even charged with, much less convicted of, a crime.

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: 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. .

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.