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The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education regularly produces relevant, independent research on issues affecting education and the business community in Georgia.

Our most recent publications, research and commentaries

Assessment Inventory Helps Schools Test Smarter
This latest (August 25) Georgia Partnership project is gaining a lot of attention. The objective of the "pilot program [is] to help school districts test 'smarter' rather than more often." Here's the press release with details.

Media reports:
WDUN-Radio:  Barrow County pilot education program finds redundancies, gaps in testing
Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Shocking: see how much time testing consumed in one Georgia school district

EdQuest Georgia: Charting Educational Reform ( - this framework is designed to help stakeholders understand Georgia’s system of education, and to provide a concept of how the parts and pieces of the system fit together and reinforce each other. Based in best practice research, EdQuest highlights seven core policy areas that are common across high-performing states and countries. The baseline report examines where Georgia is strong and should continue the great work being done, as well as opportunities that need to be addressed to move the state forward.

Economics of Education - Fifth Edition.  This report is only available on line.

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2018. Here is the flip-page version. This annual report was released January 5 at the Georgia Partnership’s Media Symposium.

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2017.  Here is the flip-page version. The Georgia Partnership will provide one free copy upon request.  Postage reimbursement will be requested for greater quantities. 

This annual report was released January 8 at the Georgia Partnership’s Media Symposium.  It is available here in flip-page formatClick here for non-flip page format. We will provide one free copy upon request.  The Georgia Partnership will ask for postage reimbursement on greater quantities.

REACHES – Research, Engagement and Communities for Hispanic/Latino Educated Students - Request a copy.  Online.



Recent articles mentioning the Georgia Partnership/staff generated articles

James Magazine - Georgia's Progress in Education Should Be Only the Beginning (Page 47)
Dr. Steve Dolinger (March 6)

Georgia Pathways Magazine - Connecting Resources and Communities With the Georgia STEAM Asset Map (Page 26)
Caitlin Daugherty Kokenes (March 6)

Georgia Trend Magazine - It All Connects (Page 12)
Commentary by editor-at-large, Susan Percy, references information provided at the Georgia Partnership's Media Symposium in January (March 6)

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.

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