- The Students2Work program: Partnering on Career Pathways
In episode 5 of the Georgia Partnership's Ten Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Director of Policy and Research, and guest Sue Parr, President and CEO of the Augusta Metro Chamber, discuss the Students2Work program, an initiative that provides paid work-based learning experiences for Richmond County high school students. Our guest highlights the benefits for interns, employers, and school district leaders providing career pathways programming.
To learn more, check out these additional resources:11m | Mar 27, 2023
- Chambers of Commerce: The Bridge Between Education & Economic Development
In episode 4 of the Georgia Partnership's Ten Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Director of Policy and Research and guests Cheryl Oldham (US Chamber of Commerce) and Tim Cairl (Metro Atlanta Chamber), discuss the important role that chambers of commerce play in linking education and economic development. Our guests share how the networking and relationship building opportunities that the US Chamber provides has improved the Metro Atlanta Chamber's capacity to serve its members in the talent development space.
To learn more, check out these additional resources:13m | Mar 27, 2023
- Leveraging COVID Relief Funds to Accelerate Learning w/ Dr. Tim Sass of MAPLE
In episode 3 of the Georgia Partnership's Ten-Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Sr. Policy Analyst with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and guest, Dr, Tim Sass of the Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education, discuss the findings from a recent study he conducted on Metro Atlanta student outcomes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more on this topic, download the 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch Report.10m | Nov 29, 2022
- Funding - School Transformation on a Deadline w/ Dr. Ventura Rodriguez of Education Resource Strategies
In episode 2 of the Georgia Partnership's Ten-Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Sr. Policy Analyst with the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and guest, Dr. Ventura Rodriguez of Education Resource Strategies (ERS), discuss the ways his organization is helping school and district leaders more effectively leverage their resources.
For more on this topic, download the 2022 Top Ten Issues to Watch Report.14m | Nov 29, 2022
- Protecting Investments in Early Learning w/ Gina Adams of the Urban Institute
In the inaugural episode of the Georgia Partnership's Ten-Minute Top Ten podcast, Matt Smith, Sr. Policy Director of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and guest, Gina Adams, Sr. Fellow, Urban Institute, discuss the challenges surrounding access early learning and childcare, particularly for low-income families and families of color.
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12m | Jun 6, 2022
- Assessing Child Care Subsidies through an Equity Lens (Urban Institute, September 2021): Written by Gina and her colleague Eleanor Pratt, this research report served as the basis for our discussion, particularly that how subsidy programs are designed could reinforce, rather than relieve, barriers to childcare access.
- Navigating Child Care and Employment in the Era of COVID-19: Parents and Caregivers Tell Their Stories (GEEARS, June 2022): This focus group report demonstrates the need for a comprehensive system of supports for families with young children, including health, education, and community supports.
- Georgia Child Care Market Rate Survey 2021 (Care Solutions, Inc. for Department of Early Care and Learning, January 2022): The report estimates the cost of weekday childcare by region, accounting for childcare subsidies and the Quality Rated level of the learning center. The report highlights access challenges in rural areas and the higher cost of childcare for infants and toddlers attending three-star learning centers.