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

Published: Jan 17, 2012   |   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   |   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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Southern Education Foundation Issue Brief: Half-Day vs. Full-Day Pre-K Programs

Published: Feb 22, 2011   |   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   |   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   |   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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