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The 2017 Media Symposium was held at Georgia Public Broadcasting, Friday, January 6. More than 25 reporters braved the cold, stormy day to attend the annual event.

2017 Media Symposium, January 6


PowerPoint Presentations



Dana Rickman (GPEE) - Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2017


Claire Suggs (GBPI) - Education Reform Commission Funding Recommendations


Avis King and Will Rumbaugh (GA DOE) - Supporting Academically Challenged Schools and Districts


Superintendent Richards Woods - Public Education in Georgia - A Status Report


Garry McGiboney (GA DOE) - Mental Health Considerations
The videotape of the session will be posted next week.


Coverage from the 2017 Symposium


Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Georgia's 2017 Teacher of the Year didn't plan to be a teacher

Athens Banner-Herald - Gaines Elementary again on governor’s ‘failing schools’ list

Insider Advantage Georgia - The economics of education in Georgia

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - High college costs hurting Georgia economy

Atlanta Journal-Constitution - If Georgia teachers are skeptical about governor's 2 percent pay raise, here's why

Education Dive - In era of fiscal concern, colleges look to new degree programs to boost bottom lines

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - What are the top ten education issues in Georgia?

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Here's why some schools receiving state intervention improve and others don't


The 2018 Symposium will be held Friday, January 5.  For more information contact Matt Cardoza.