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The 2018 Media Symposium was held at Georgia Public Broadcasting, Friday, January 5. More than 25 reporters attended.

2018 Media Symposium

The 12th annual Media Symposium was held at Georgia Public Broadcasting January 5. PowerPoint presentations are posted here. The video of the four parts of the event is posted below. For more information, contact communications director, Robert Gaines. 

PowerPoint Presentations

Dana Rickman (GPEE) – Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2018

Eric Thomas (Chief Turnaround Officer) – Impacting Georgia’s Future

Allison Timberlake (GA DOE) – ESSA Overview – Accountability and Assessments

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

Alan Richard (Veteran Education Writer) – Equity/Fairness for All Children


Part 1
Includes introduction and first two segments:
Dr. Dana Rickman, Policy and Research Director, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education – Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2018
Dr. Eric Thomas, Chief Turnaround Officer, State Board of Education – Turnaround Schools

Part 2
Dr. Allison Timberlake, Deputy Superintendent, Assessment and Accountability, Georgia Department of Education – ESSA Overview
Richard Woods, State School Superintendent – Georgia Public Schools – A Status Report

Part 3
Meghan Frick, Director of Communications, Georgia Department of Education – Communications Update
Alan Richard, Veteran National Education Writer – Equity/Fairness for All Children (Polling Data)

Part 4
Moderated Panel Discussion: Poverty and Equity/Fairness and the Impact on Turnaround-eligible Schools
Alan Richards, Moderator
Dr. Kelley Ditzel, Director of Research and Policy, Southern Education Foundation
Dr. Stephen Green, Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools
Claire Suggs, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Senator Fran Millar – Chair, Senate Higher Education Committee

Dr. Steve Dolinger, President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education – Wrap-up.

Questions about the 2019 Symposium should be directed to Georgia Partnership communications director, Robert Gaines.