Educational Institutions

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Inc

  • Atlanta, GA
  • www.gpee.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is to inform and influence Georgia leaders through research and non-partisan advocacy to impact education policies and practices for the improvement of student achievement.

Service Areas

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Georgia

The Partnership serves the State of Georgia.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2002

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Dr. Stephen Dolinger

Keywords

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Education, Education Reform, Systemic Change, Education Policy, Education Advocacy, Education Communications, Education Partnership, Education and Economic Development, Education and Community Development, Improving Academic Achievement, Public Education in Georgia

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EIN

58-1974586

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (B05)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Major accomplishments in the past 14 years include: -Leveraging $30 million in state, private, and local matching funds to turn 51 local school systems into models of academic excellence using programs like the Next Generation School Project (NGSP). -Advocating successfully for such educational reforms as a lottery-funded statewide pre-kindergarten program; a constitutional amendment calling for appointed school superintendents and elected school boards; and an amendment allowing school systems to hold local referendums to establish sales tax funding for school construction purposes. The Partnership provides non-partisan information for educational policies that ultimately became law. -Increasing the number of Georgia teachers achieving National Board Certification from 111 teachers in 2000 to 2454 teachers by 2008. Legislation has been passed to provide teachers with a financial incentive for obtaining this certification. -Conducting Regional Meetings throughout the state to over 7000 business leaders to highlight the intrinsic link between education and the economy, and to cite the relationship between poverty, health and school readiness. -Presenting Education Policy Forums to more than 300 candidates running for elected offices to provide legislative and local school board candidates running for public office with accurate, non-biased, non-partisan information about education issues to make sound policy decisions. The forums educate candidates about the specific problems that impact education. The Partnership has produced an Education Policy Primer, which is a comprehensive analysis of Georgia's education reform and policy issues. -Highlighting and replicating best practices through the annual Bus Trip Across Georgia, Teacher Dialogue Forums and Teacher Connection, a quarterly newsletter for teachers.

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Service Areas

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Georgia

The Partnership serves the State of Georgia.

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GEORGIA PARTNERSHIP FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Dr. Stephen Dolinger

BIO

Stephen D. Dolinger, Ed.D., is President of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, an Atlanta based non-profit organization dedicated to improving public schools throughout Georgia through research, advocacy and communication. Dr. Dolinger brings 40 years of experience in the field of education and came to the Partnership from the position of Superintendent of Schools in Fulton County, Georgia. During Dr. Dolinger's seven-year tenure with Fulton County, Money Magazine rated the school system as one of the top 100 school systems in the nation. Dr. Dolinger introduced many changes in the Fulton County school system based on the principles and practices of business management and he has received national recognition for many of these applications, including from the College Board, the National School Board Association, and Harvard University. In 2001 he was named Georgia School Superintendent of the Year. He currently serves on numerous advisory committees, including the Georgia Department of Education, and Georgia's Leadership Institute for School Improvement; as well as the boards of Junior Achievement, Voices for Georgia's Children, and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Dolinger spent 26 years in Fairfax, Va., where he served in various administrative and teaching positions. He received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. He has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where he received his Masters degree in Education, and on the Alumni Board of Directors for Vanderbilt University, where he received his Doctorate in Education.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ann W. Cramer

IBM

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