Ten Years Young!

Ten Years Young!

Published: Aug 1, 2013   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog

Today, August 1, marks ten years that Voices for Georgia’s Children has organized advocates across Georgia on behalf of children – the citizens who have no vote. With the help of scores of partners, thousands of citizens, and hundreds of financial supporters we have created a place at the decision-making table for children. Working with […]

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We are the Voices for Children

Published: Jul 3, 2013   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

We are the Voices for Children By Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske I met him after only a few weeks on the bench.  His name was Johnny and he was thirteen. He had been detained for disorderly conduct and disruption of school charges.  He mouthed off at a teacher using what we […]

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GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

Published: Jun 25, 2013   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

This week Voices hosted the second installment of this year’s Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series.  Our topic this month was centered around Community-based Services: Prevention, Intervention, Diversion and the New Juvenile Code. More than 90 people joined us for this great panel discussion.  Here’s a look at the great lineup we had: […]

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Advocacy for Juvenile Justice Continues

Published: Jun 1, 2013   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

When Governor Deal signed the juvenile justice reform bill on May 3, Voices and our two partners who lead the JUSTGeorgia Coalition immediately turned to two tasks:  thanking the scores of individuals and organizations who had worked tirelessly on the bill to improve opportunities for young people, and offering support for implementation.  Joined by the […]

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Is it good for kids? What lawmakers should be asking this legislative session.

Published: Jan 17, 2012   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , ,

As many of you know, last week was the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  A few bills passed out of the Senate and out of various committees.  Already, the political wheels are turning quickly, as some people jockey for position and some – most – simply try to […]

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The Early Learning Challenge Grant – Wasted Time?

Published: Dec 18, 2011   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,

As many of you may have heard, Friday, our state did not win one of the nine highly competitive, federal Early Learning Challenge grants. Hundreds and hundreds of hours were spent by government officials from a breadth of agencies, child advocates and experts, and even a few elected officials readying the application, which was then submitted […]

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Fact Sheet: A Quick Look at Childcare Subsidies in Georgia

Published: Mar 1, 2011   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Factsheets   |   Tags:

In response to revenue estimates for the Georgia Lottery, Governor Deal is proposing to reduce Georgia’s pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program day from 6.5 hours to 4 hours per day, leaving many families in need of extended day care while parents work or attend school. Past budgets of Georgia Pre-K have included up to $2.5 million of […]

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Southern Education Foundation Issue Brief: Half-Day vs. Full-Day Pre-K Programs

Published: Feb 22, 2011   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s proposal to bring the cost of lottery-funded programs in line with the Georgia Lottery’s annual revenues would transform Georgia Pre-K from a full-day to a half-day program. But, the change is not as simple as it sounds. No other mature, statewide program has ever gone from full-day to half-day. It is […]

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Southern Education Foundation Update: The Promise of Georgia Pre-K

Published: Feb 22, 2011   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Georgia Pre‐kindergarten (Pre‐K) is the one of the nation’s oldest state programs for preschool learning and the first funded by lottery revenues. In 1995, Governor Zell Miller and the Georgia General Assembly re‐established Georgia Pre‐K as a universal program available to any and all four‐year‐old children whose parents wanted to enroll them. As Governor Miller […]

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Compounding Interest: Why Zero to Five is an Investment Worth Making

Compounding Interest: Why Zero to Five is an Investment Worth Making

Published: Jan 1, 2008   |   Author: Georgia Voices   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

The time has come for Georgia to invest in very young children – Photos: infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The most effective and efficient investments in children wholesale nfl jerseys are those that start them off right. We must acknowledge wholesale NFL jerseys the common sense notion that children cannot achieve success in school Setting or […]

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