Welcome to the Georgia Partnership’s Education Policy Toolbox, the new on-line version of our Policy Primer. Here you will find a portal of information that can be used by all education stakeholders on a wealth of topics.  Whether you are a legislator, teacher, administrator or someone with a personal interest in policy matters, this site is for you!

Recent Education Research

We update the Toolbox whenever we discover new education research. 

Career and Technical Education - New report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce finds 29 million middle-class jobs for workers without bachelor's degrees. (executive summaryfull report)

Early Learning - New study on Georgia's Pre-K Program highlighs the postive impact of the program on early learning. Executive Summary and Full Report.

Do higher standards hurt struggling students? High Standards Help Struggling Students: New Evidence, argues that the answer to that question is “no.” In the analysis, Education Sector analysts Constance Clark and Peter Cookson Jr. use state-by-state NAEP data to examine the effect of high standards on student achievement. They find there is no evidence that high standards have hurt low-achieving students. In fact, they found that higher standards have probably helped.

Read the report here.

Choice and Charters - Two new studies on the effects of choice and charter schools.  The first on vouchers and college enrollments from the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings and the Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Education Policy and Governance.   The second looks at charter schools and student achivement from the University of Utah.

Finance and Funding - Unequal Education: Federal Loophole Enables Lower Spending on Students of Color.  Center for American Progress

We encourage our visitors to inform us whenever they come across something new that might be a nice addition here. 
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Latest Partnership Work

James Magazine  - James provides an inside view into Georgia's news, politics, and culture.

Our article To Lead or To Lag? The Question for Post-Secondary Education in Georgia examines the state of our higher education system. (June/July 2012)

Our article A New Threat to National Security looks at the impact our educational system is having on our national security. (May/June 2012)


New Data Highlights Gaps in Education - Check this short Georgia Partnership review of U.S. DOE new nationwide data that reveals "stark racial and ethnic disparities" in multiple catagories.

Top Ten Issues to Watch in 2013 - Provides an examination of current research, national trends and sate policy developments taht impact the work of educators and influence child outcomes.



The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is grateful to CISCO for its funding support for the Education Policy Toolbox.

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