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Now is the time to expand educational freedom in Georgia

Now is the time to expand educational freedom in Georgia

Key Points Georgia's recent growth could be halted because it's falling behind other states who are increasingly offering families more and more choices in K-12 education.  Georgia lawmakers have another chance this year at passing ESAs.  Georgia’s public schools are...

There’s Hope for Reducing Crime in Georgia

There’s Hope for Reducing Crime in Georgia

Key Points Addressing gang violence is an important way to bring down Georgia’s crime rate Improving public safety and reducing crime in Georgia are key to growing economic opportunity  Governor Kemp should add re-entry programs to his crime-solving agenda By Josh...

Why educational opportunity is good for rural areas, too

Why educational opportunity is good for rural areas, too

This year, the Georgia Legislature is poised to once again consider creating Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for families statewide. These scholarships would allocate funds to allow parents to choose the best educational option for their child’s unique needs.

A Georgia Center for Opportunity agenda for 2023

A Georgia Center for Opportunity agenda for 2023

We’re excited about everything we were able to accomplish with your support in 2022. But our focus is also forward, and our team is excited to expand our growth and reach into Georgia communities and beyond in 2023.

Why are so many families switching schools?

Why are so many families switching schools?

One-in-five families switched the school their child attended during the pandemic. The Harris Poll found that 89% of parents whose children have switched school types report that they or their child experienced a positive change as a result of the switch.

A look back at everything we accomplished together in 2022

A look back at everything we accomplished together in 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, let’s take a moment to share some of the many accomplishments the Georgia Center for Opportunity achieved with your help this year. Each of these wins contributes to our enduring legacy of helping fellow Georgians live a better life through the power of work, education, and family.

Q&A with Amber Gorman at BETTER WORK Columbus

Q&A with Amber Gorman at BETTER WORK Columbus

Amber Gorman joined the BETTER WORK Columbus team in October, 2022 as a program specialist. We recently had a chance to sit down with her and hear more about her background and what brought her to BETTER WORK.

Wishing you an abundant Thanksgiving

Wishing you an abundant Thanksgiving

But one thing stands out to me when thinking about the stories of the men and women we serve everyday here at the Georgia Center for Opportunity — and that’s being thankful for a second chance.

Q&A with North Georgia Works

Q&A with North Georgia Works

In this interview, we sat down with Michael Giddens, executive director of North Georgia Works, to hear more about his organization, the good work being done in the community, and how GCO is helping to advance their mission.

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Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

Renee Shaw and guests discuss Kentucky's juvenile justice system. Guests: State Sen. Whitney Westerfield (R-Fruit Hill); State Rep. Jason Nemes (R-Louisville); State Rep. Nima Kulkarni (D-Louisville); State Rep. Keturah Herron (D-Louisville); Terry Brooks, executive...

Year-over-year inflation rate now stands at 6.5%

Year-over-year inflation rate now stands at 6.5%

Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.1% in December, meaning the year-over-year inflation rate now stands at 6.5%. The Bureau also released the 2022 annual average price level, which was 8% higher than 2021....

Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

Opinion: Georgia students need more schooling choices

Georgia lawmakers have a unique opportunity this legislative session to change lives. All it takes is one step — passing Education Scholarship Accounts, or ESAs. The undeniable truth is that parents want more educational options for their children and the kids...

Kentucky’s Juvenile Justice System

Report: Charter school enrollment increases in Georgia

More Georgia students are attending charter schools, while enrollment at public schools is declining, according to a new report.   New figures from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools show that Georgia experienced a roughly 4.9% increase in charter...

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Deep Red Valleys Report

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Georgia's Welfare System Reference Guide

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An Alternative To Incarceration

An Alternative To Incarceration

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A High Price To Pay

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Prisoner Reentry | The State of Corrections

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Prisoner Reentry

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare System White Paper

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Disincentives for Work and Marriage in Georgia's Welfare SystemExecutive Summary

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