2015 Symposium

Home Page photo: Walter Jones, a reporter with Morris News Service, discusses budget issues with Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, at the 2015 Media Symposium.

More than 30 reporters from across Georgia attended the Georgia Partnership's ninth annual Media Symposium Friday, January 9.  See the right side of this page for more.  Video coverage of the event is posted below. 

Questions about the Media Symposium should be directed to Partnership Communications Director Bill Maddox (404-223-2464).

Video report of the 2015 Symposium (The segments will be posted as they become available.)

Part 1

Includes general introduction and the first two segments:

Dr. Dana Rickman, Policy and Research Director, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education - Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2015

Angela Palm, Director, Policy and Legal Services, Georgia School Boards Association - Education Policy

Part 2

Includes the next two presenters:

Mike Royal, Vice Chair, State Board of Education - Common Core State Standards

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

Part 3 

The final segment included:

Amanda Miliner, 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year - The Teacher Voice

Richard Woods, Georgia's newly elected Superintendent of Schools - A Look Ahead

Melissa Fincher, Deputy Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability, Georgia Department of Education - Georgia Milestones

The final session of the day:  Under the Gold Dome - What's Ahead for Education in the 2015 Legislative Session

Moderator
Michael O'Sullivan, State Director, Students First

Participants
Representative Stacey Abrams (D), Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Georgia General Assembly

Representative Mike Dudgeon (R), Vice Chairman, Education Committee, House of Representatives, Georgia General Assembly

Media Symposium

Georgia’s 2015 Teacher of the Year Amanda Miliner addresses the media during the 2015 event held at Georgia Public Broadcasting January 9.

2015 Media Symposium Draws Several Reporters

The 9th annual Media Symposium was held Friday, January 9 at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  More than 30 media representatives attended.  A video report of the day-long session is posted on the left side of this page.

The Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2015 report was formally released.

There were four PowerPoint presentations:

Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2015 - Dana Rickman, Policy and Research Director, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards - Mike Royal, Vice Chair, State Board of Education

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

Georgia Milestones - Melissa Fincher, Deputy Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability, Georgia Department of Education

Stories filed:

Top 10 education issues to watch in 2015
WXIA-TV

Richard Woods gets ready to steer Department of Education
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

New school chief Woods wants Constitution for every fifth-grader
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia official says teachers need more training
Athens Banner-Herald

School standards, higher education top 2015 challenges
Gainesville Times

Superintendent-elect plans open forums, town halls
Gainesville Times

Common Core among education issues addressed at annual symposium
Henry Daily Herald

Ga. Legislature starts session with hopes of addressing critical needs
Insider Advantage Georgia/Morris News Service

Where is evidence state has ability to turn around struggling schools?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Look At Some Education Issues To Be Considered During the 2015 Legislative Session
Peach Pundit

Richard Woods becomes Georgia’s 22nd state school superintendent
Henry Daily Herald

Changing State’s School Funding Formula Could Take A While
WABE-Radio

Ga. legislature to look at education funding this year
Statesboro Herald

Georgia education funding: A decade of cuts
Athens Banner-Herald

Schools reach out to communities as they prepare for Georgia Milestones
Augusta Chronicle

Georgia moving forward with Common Core
Newnan Times-Herald

Schools across Georgia starting Milestones tests
Gainesville Times

Analyst On Target On Education Spending
PolitiFact Georgia

Should Georgia Change How The State Schools Superintendent Is Chosen?
WABE-Radio

 

 

 

 

Event Archive

Reports on previous Media Symposium events can be found here.