GPEE Highlights 2018’s Issues to Watch
January 11, 2018

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education released the 2018 Top Ten Issues to Watch report this week, offering a robust 80-page deep dive into some of the state’s most pressing education priorities.

The 14th edition of the annual report explores topics ranging from rural schools to student health. Each section provides an issue overview, state-specific significance, and recommended action steps.

The report was released at the Partnership’s annual media symposium, an event that draws reporters from across the Peach State. This year’s symposium included a presentation by the state’s new Chief Turnaround Officer Eric Thomas.

The report and the symposium provide an opportunity for the Partnership to share their focus with media, policymakers, and the broader public. Steve Dolinger, the organization’s president, explained, “It is the goal of the Georgia Partnership that the commentary in this document serves as a tool for policymakers, educators, community and business leaders, and all education stakeholders to identify where opportunities exist to move Georgia forward.”

Here are this year’s Top 10:

  1. EdQuest Georgia – Charting Educational Reform
  2. Equity and Fairness – The Opportunity to Succeed
  3. The Early Learning Workforce – A Challenge for Georgia
  4. Teachers – Leadership from the Classroom
  5. The Missing 20% – Increasing Georgia’s High School Graduation Rate
  6. Georgia’s Talent Gap – Time to Close It
  7. Literacy – A Foundational Necessity
  8. Student Health – A Pathway to Classroom Success
  9. Rural Georgia – It Matters, A Lot
  10. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – What’s Next for Georgia

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Laura Mann

Laura is PIE Network's Senior Director, Communications, Standards, and Accountability


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