2014 Symposium

Media representatives:  Save the Date for the 9th annual Symposium: Friday, January 9, 2015 Georgia Public Broadcasting.  Details will follow soon.

The 8th annual Media Symposium was held Friday, January 10, in the Board room at Georgia Public Broadcasting. See the right side of this page for updated details.  Questions should be directed to Partnership Communications Director Bill Maddox (404-223-2464) for details.

Here is the video from the 2013 Symposium.  You will find it posted in two parts on the Partnership's YouTube page.

Media Symposium

The 8th annual Media Symposium was held January 10 at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  More than 30 reporters attended.  Here, Governor Nathan Deal's education policy adviser, Kristin Bernhard, provides a look at the governor's education priorities for the 2014 legislative session.

2014 Media Symposium Draws Several Reporters

The 8th annual Media Symposium was held Friday, January 10 at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  More than 30 media representatives attended.  Check below for the video report.

The Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2014 report was formally released.

There were four PowerPoint presentations:

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2014 - Dr. Dana Rickman, Policy and Research Director, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Creating a Clear Pathway to College Completion - Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Deputy Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia

Trends and Issues - Education Funding - Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

Raising the Quality of Early Care - Commissioner Bobby Cagle, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Video report:

Session 1 - Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2014 (Dr. Dana Rickman, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education) and Creating a Clear Pathway to College Completion (Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Technical College System of Georgia)

Session 2 - Education Policy - (Kristin Bernhard, Governor Deal's Office ) and Trends and Issues - Education Funding (Claire Suggs, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute)

Session 3 - Georgia DOE Communications Update (Matt Cardoza) and A Teacher's Perspective (Jemelleh Coes, GA's 2014 Teacher of the Year); Raising the Quality of Early Care (Commissioner Bobby Cagle, DECAL); Under the Gold Dome - What's Ahead for Education in the 2014 Legislative Session (State Sen. Lindsey Tippins, Chair, Senate Education and Youth Committee, Representative Brooks Coleman, Chair, House Education Committee, and Kelly McCutchen, President and CEO, Georgia Public Policy Foundation); Georgia Public Schools - An Update (Dr. John Barge, State Superintendent of Schools); Symposium wrap-up (Dr. Steve Dolinger, President, Georgia Partnership)

Stories filed:

Education shoved to back burner - General Assembly seeks quick exit to campaign
Johns Creek Herald

Barge says teachers support Common Core
Newnan Times-Herald

More money coming for schools, but should it go to pay raises or restoration of full year?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Barge blasts Deal for teacher furloughs - Athens Banner-Herald

Schools at a breaking point after years of cuts? - Athens Banner-Herald

Top 10 Georgia education issues to watch in 2014 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Funding, Common Core among hot topics facing Georgia schools in 2015 - Macon Telegraph

Curriculum standards, finances are key education issues in Georgia legislative session - Morris News Service

State budget expected to include more money for K-12 education - Gwinnett Daily Post

 

 

 

 

Event Archive

Reports on previous Media Symposium events can be found here.