EQUITY IN EDUCATION RELEASES STATEMENT ON ‘THE GEORGIA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP ACT’ (SB233)
February 13, 2024
ATLANTA — On Tuesday, February 13, Equity in Education (EiE) released a statement calling on lawmakers to renew their commitment to public education in Georgia. SB 233 also known as ‘The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act’ or the “voucher bill” is potentially being reconsidered in the House after a 89-85 loss in the 2023 legislative season. If proponents of the bill are successful in flipping the votes, the measure could pass this legislative season.
EQUITY IN EDUCATION RESPONDS TO ATLANTA BOARD OF EDUCATION PROPOSED LITERACY POLICY
December 4, 2023
ATLANTA — On Monday, December 4, Equity in Education (EiE) contacted Atlanta Board of Education (BOE) members requesting to delay the Board’s vote on its proposed Literacy Policy at tonight’s School Board meeting. With 37% reading proficiency across the District, EiE applauds the Atlanta BOE for responding to the urgent needs of its students and families. However, after a review of the policy, Equity in Education is recommending voting be delayed until community input has been addressed regarding the inclusion of accountability measures.
EQUITY IN EDUCATION CONGRATULATES ATLANTA SCHOOL BOARD INCUMBENTS AND NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER KEN ZEFF
November 8, 2023
ATLANTA — On Wednesday, November 8, Equity in Education (EiE) congratulated Atlanta Board of Education members on their election victory. Equity in Education had previously endorsed candidate Nkoyo Effiong Lewis for At-Large Seat 9 challenging incumbent Jessica Johnson. While EiE expressed a clear choice for Seat 9, the focus remains on the 50,000 students in Atlanta Public Schools. EiE looks forward to continuing to partner with members of the Board to advance equitable policies across the District.
EQUITY IN EDUCATION ENDORSES CANDIDATES FOR AT-LARGE ATLANTA SCHOOL BOARD RACE
October 3, 2023
ATLANTA — On Tuesday, October 3, Equity in Education (EiE) announced the endorsement of At-Large Atlanta School Board Candidates Alfred ‘Shivy’ Brooks, Seat 7, and Nkoyo Effiong Lewis, Seat 9. EiE is proud to support candidates who will bring their experience as classroom teachers and deeply engaged community members to the Atlanta Board of Education.