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The education that we provide to our children, in great part, determines whether they live their dreams or their nightmares.
Georgia Department of Education
- Student Growth Model
School to Prison Pipeline
From the study "Why Rural Matters 2009:" GEORGIA – nearly one-third of all students in the state. It is the nation’s 3rd largest rural student population. Minority and ELL rates are high in rural areas, as is student poverty and student mobility. Rural schools and districts are among the largest in the U.S., graduation rates are lower than all but 2 other states, and NAEP scores rank near the bottom. Concentrated poverty rural districts in Georgia graduate only 4 out of 10 of their students. More than half a million public school students in Georgia attend rural schools.