Thursday, January 22, 2009

Top Ten Education Issues to Watch in 2009

3rd Annual Media Symposium:
An Inside Look At Education In Georgia

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education (GPEE) hosted a symposium to announce their list of Top Ten Issues for educators, policy makers, business leaders and other stakeholders to watch in 2009. Invited guests included members of the media who report on these issue and are interested in other research based information and trends that impact Georgia's schools.

Individual speakers and panels provided an inside look at Education in Georgia at a time when the new state legislature is convening, administrators are facing challenging budgets and a new federal administration is launching education priorities and policies that will be felt on a state and local level.

If you could not attend the Symposium held at Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) on January 16, 2009, the following links will let you examine the issues:

GPEE Media Symposium 2009 - Part 1
Opening Remarks from GPEE: Diane Hopkins, Vice President & Bill Maddox, Communications Director
Top 10 Issues to Watch in 2009: Susan Walker, Policy and Research Director, GPEE
The View from the Top: Kathy Cox, State Superintendent of Schools

GPEE Media Symposium 2009 - Part 2
The State of Education Funding in Georgia: Herb Garrett, Georgia Schools Superintendents Association
School Board Governance -- The Impact of Local Boards: Mark Elgart, President, AdvanceED

GPEE Media Symposium 2009 - Part 3
Round Table Discussion Among Reporters: Dana Tofig, Director of Communications, Georgia Department of Education

GPEE Media Symposium 2009 - Part 4
What's Next for Georgia's Public Schools? Upcoming Policy & Legislation Panel Discussion:
Moderator Gerard Robinson, Black Alliance for Educational Options
Andrew Broy, Associate State Superintendent, Georgia Department of Education
Senator Eric Johnson, (R-District 1), Chair, Ethics Committee; former President Pro Tempore, Georgia State Senate

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