On this one page you will be able to find all the special reports and papers the Georgia Partnership has recently produced.

They are available for downloading but we will gladly provide two hard copies of the printed publications when supplies allow.  You may request them when they are published or you can join our mailing list and we will automatically alert you when we have published something new.  Drop us a note.  Please provide a mailing address as well as E-mail so we can provide both printed and electronic copies.  Our contact information follows.

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GPEE regularly produces relevant, independent research on issues affecting education and the business community in Georgia.

Our most recent publications and commentaries

NOW AVAILABLE:

Race to the Top

This report takes an inside look at Georgia’s 4-year, $400 million grant.  What exactly was this work and what did it achieve?  It was a mammoth project that has served the state in a variety of areas.  The Race to the Top work has provided the state with momentum in its never ending quest to improve teaching and learning.

To access an easy-to-read electronic Flip Document version of the report, click here. To request a hard copy, make your request to Alice Ford, aford(at)gpee.org. 

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2014

The 2014 Top Ten Issues to Watch report was unveiled at the Georgia Partnership's annual Media Symposium Friday, January 10.  It is available here.  We will provide up to two free hard-copies upon request.  Postage reimbursement will be charged for great quantities.

 2014 Top Ten Report

 

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Commonalities of Georgia's Successful Elementary Schools - Analyses of Georgia's High Performance Elementary Schools (October 2013)

Instead of simply highlighting top performing elementary schools, the Georgia Partnership wanted to demonstrate schools that were experiencing significant gains over time.  These large gains indicate that schools tackled problems and implemented solutions that work, many times with diverse populations.  The Partnership also wanted to continue the feeder pattern research from the high school and middle school studies (see below) to see if successful pipeline of K-12 schooling could be identified.

The elementary schools in this study must have met at least one of the following criteria:  1.  Schools that demonstrated the greatest average percentage point increase between 2008 and 2012 in the CRCT "exceeds expectations" categories in reading, math, and science combined for 3rd and 5th grades. 2.  Schools with clean feeder patterns to schools in previous Partnership high school and middle school studies.

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Economics of Education - Fourth Edition (September 2013)

This publication was born in 2004 and has grown in popularity through the years.  It is the companion piece to a briefing that has been given to more than 250 audiences in the past nine years.

To learn more about the Economics of Education program, click here.  To read the report, click here.

Succeeding in Ninth Grade Initiative - SING (June 2013)

This collaborative research project between the Georgia Partnership and Marietta City Schools sought to build on the school system's improving graduation rate. One of the root causes of the dropout rate identified by the school district is the "9th grade bulge." Students enter 9th grade ill prepared for rigorous work and, thus do not earn promotion to 10th grade.

This community intiative sought to decrease the "bulge," increase the graduation rate, and ultimately prepare students for postsecondary education and/or careers.

Executive Summary

Full Report

Appendices:
A- E 
- Flow Chart
- Advisory Committee
- Interview Questions
- Focus Group Questions
- Action Teams and Members
F
- Data Packet
G-J
- Root Cause Analysis
- Action Team Plans
- Additional Data on Benchmark School Districts
- Benchmark School District Interview Protocol
K-L
- Marietta City Schools Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016
- Environmental Scan Report
M-N 
- Charter School Application
- Advanced External Review
O
- Commonalities of Georgia's 85/10 High Schools and Successful Middle Schools

Last Commentary: Report: National, Georgia Teacher Prep Programs Not Up to Task (June 2013)

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2013 (January 2013)

This report is now available. Two copies will be provided free upon request. The Georgia Partnership will ask for postage reimbursement for greater quantities. Request copies (please include mailing address). We welcome your comments and will post reaction to the new report. Send your thoughts.

Listen to the Georgia News Network interview about the Top Ten with the Georgia Partnership's Dr. Steve Dolinger and Dr. Dana Rickman.

Using the Top Ten as a Teaching Tool - We always provide copies of the Top Ten report to our teacher preparation programs at our colleges and universities.  Dr. Jean Wacaster at Fort Valley State University shared a way she has used the report in one of her sophomore classes.  She told her students to select one of the 10 topics and research it then develop a brochure around the topic.  The photo above shows some of the students’ work.

Previous Reports

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2012

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Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2011


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Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2010

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PROPEL:  Pathways for Reaching Opportunities in Preparing for Excellence in Life (July 2012) - Forsyth County Schools and Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce - Improving a school system's graduation rate - a community effort!

Executive Summary

Full Report

Congratulations to our friends in Forsyth County.  They have been named the healthiest place in Georgia to live!  A part of that designation comes from their strong high school graduation rate, exactly what the PROPEL project was all about.  Here's the story!

Commonalities of Georgia's Successful Middle Schools (August 2011)

 

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85/10 Commonalities Report - Successful High School
Graduation Rates Sustained Over Time (April 2010)

-Full Report

-Synopsis

Position Paper: Georgia's 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress Results: What Does the Data Really Mean?

Educationary - Do all the education names, titles and acronyms have your head swimming?  This reference guide might help!

Reports

2013 Annual Report - Collective Impact

2012 Annual Report - Impact

2011 Annual Report - Constant Vision, Constant Action

2010 Annual Report - A Year of Excellence. A Year of Making a Difference.

Achieving Excellence in Secondary Education - Georgia's Unfinished Business (November 2009)

Education Policy Primer (June 2010)

White Papers/Briefings/Analysis

Common Core State Standards Initiative (July 2010)

Economics of Education III (June 2010)

PowerPoint Briefings
Latest:  Atlanta Regional Commission's Regional Leadership Institute(September 2012)

Recession Woes (June 2010)

How To's of Community Planning (May 2008)

Tiered High School Diplomas (March 2010)

Growth-based Accountability Models (March 2010)

School Vouchers (March 2010)

NAEP: The Nation's Report Card:
What's the Georgia Story? (October 2009)