Post Tagged with: "Education"

on April 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM / in World

Brazil: Love It, Leave It, or Change It

By: Chris Lewitzke Over the past 12 months, Brazil’s golden image of sunny beaches, beautiful people, and a prospering economy has faded away. Now, news stories mention Brazil in the context of protests, missed building deadlines, and slowed economic growth. For many Americans, these stories are their first exposure to the intricate and difficult problems that have faced Brazil for […]

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on February 26, 2014 at 10:31 PM / in Arts & Culture

Lessons from Figure Skating on Quantifying Quality

By: Alex Edquist Another round of controversy over figure skating judging erupted these past Olympics when Russia’s Adelina Sotnikova upset heavily-favored reigning champion Yuna Kim of South Korea in the women’s free skate. “I just couldn’t see how Yuna and Sotnikova were so close in the components,” said Kurt Browning, a four-time figure skating world champion and prominent commentator on […]

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on February 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM / in Georgia

The Red Election: The Republican Governor’s Race

By: Cait Felt As the 2014 Georgia gubernatorial race heats up, the individual platforms of candidates are becoming increasingly important to voters around the state. Many of us know a bit more about current Gov. Nathan Deal and State Sen. Jason Carter, but there are two other men vying for the Republican candidacy and the chance to run in the […]

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on February 18, 2014 at 2:16 PM / in Interviews

Q&A with Andrew Dill, UGA Director of Federal Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi From football fans reminiscing on the glory days of Vince Dooley, to ambitious high school students (and their parents) aiming for admittance into UGA’s honors program, the Georgia “brand” has a fairly strong foothold in the Southeast. However, as the university grows and its ambitions grow from encompassing not just state and regional concerns, but also national […]

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on February 15, 2014 at 9:28 PM / in National

Pre-K is A-OK

By: Andrew Roberts Like Mark Twain said, “Every time you close a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.” The case for education reform is a simple one to make—GDP growth, worker productivity, non-pecuniary […]

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on February 13, 2014 at 2:22 AM / in University

The Birthplace of Public Higher Education

By: Mark Rush Bring out the cake, party hats, and balloons! Our dear UGA celebrated its birthday this past week. At 229 years old, the Bulldog Nation can be justifiably proud of its university’s legacy and timeworn traditions. However, this occasion has another special meaning: the founding of UGA signifies the birth of state-funded higher education in the United States. […]

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on January 31, 2014 at 1:33 PM / in Georgia, Interviews, University

Q&A with Tricia Chastain, UGA Director of State Relations

By: Shalin Jyotishi As administrators of the state’s flagship university, University of Georgia officials march to the drum of a wide array of constituencies. University leaders have to answer to an array of parties ranging from faculty and students here in Athens, to state elected and appointed officials in Atlanta, to parents, citizens and alumni throughout the state and nation. […]

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on January 29, 2014 at 8:38 PM / in National

Kansas is Being Sued for What? Why Funding Education Matters.

By: Alex Edquist Georgia education funding might have its problems (as GPR’s Darrian Stacy described last week), but at least our state can say a court has never ruled its spending levels unconstitutionally low. Kansas, on the other hand, can.  Kansas, like all 50 states, has a clause in its state constitution guaranteeing a free, quality public education for all. […]

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on January 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM / in Georgia

A Politicized Education

By: Cait Felt As the state of Georgia plunges into the next gubernatorial race, it is becoming increasingly apparent to voters on all sides that this election will be decided by a topic left relatively untouched by past candidates— the future of our public schools. Political campaigns are built on a history of relying on specific hot-topic issues to define […]

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on January 23, 2014 at 5:37 PM / in Georgia

Understanding Georgia’s Underinvestment in Education

By: Darrian Stacy It’s a new year, and a new session of the Georgia State Legislature has begun. With such issues on the agenda as Campus Carry and Medicaid expansion, Georgia politicians will have their hands full this session. And, given whispers that the legislature is cutting its apparently strenuous 40-day session short this the election year, the public can […]

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