State: Georgia


Your Guide to Data and Services for Georgia

SREB works with Georgia policymakers, colleges and schools to help them improve education. From this page, find independent, accurate data, reliable best practices and ways to share scarce resources.

Georgia Members of the Board

Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia, Atlanta, ex officio (2027) Chair of the SREB Board
Matt Arthur, Executive Secretary, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, Atlanta (2025)
Greg Dozier, Commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta (2023) Executive Committee member
Matt Dubnik, State Representative, Gainesville (2024)
Billy Hickman, State Senator, Statesboro (2026)

(Appointments to the Board are made by the Governor. Terms expire June 30 of the specified year.)

Georgia Members of the Legislative Advisory Council

Matt Dubnik, State Representative, Gainesville
Billy Hickman, State Senator, Statesboro
Mack Jackson, State Representative, Sandersville
Freddie Powell Sims, State Senator, Dawson

Publication June 2022 | 32 pages

Georgia: Finding a Path

Finding a Path covers data and policies for each SREB state’s progress in high school, postsecondary and the workforce. Watch for reports on birth to middle grades in 2023. These are SREB’s 10th biennial reports to states on educational progress and the final set for the 2020 Challenge to Lead Goals. They provide comparable data so states can see how they relate to one another, the Southern region and the nation. New this year: sections on the K-12 teacher and postsecondary workforces. 



Publication April 20212 pages

Student and Faculty Diversity

These state profiles compare the demographics of college faculty and the general and college student populations in each SREB state. The data compare the percentage of Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, and white students with the percentage of faculty in those groups at two-year and technical colleges, public four-year institutions and private four-year institutions.



Prepping Students for What’s Next in Nursing
Phoebe Partners for Career Pathway in South Georgia

Phoebe Putney Health System has launched a program to get more students into health care jobs and prepare them to continue their education toward higher levels in the nursing career.

When high school students graduate, they will have not only a diploma but also a CNA, or certified nursing assistant credential, plus as many as 30 dual enrollment hours and a year’s experience through a paid internship. It’s a firm foundation to start a career immediately or get a big jump-start on a four-year nursing degree.

With support and guidance from SREB, Phoebe worked with the “4C” Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, Albany Technical College, Albany State University and the Georgia Department of Education to align education offerings with hands-on skills and critical thinking.

Phoebe press release >


Post October 2020

Jump Starting Healthcare Careers
Wellstar Nursing Career Pathways in Metro Atlanta

Students at three metro Atlanta high schools can jump-start their health care careers through Wellstar’s Nursing Career Pathway ─ while earning their diplomas and preparing for further study in nursing. It begins with rising high school students and continues through dual high school-college credits to certifications and college nursing degrees. 

Publication January 202110 pages

College Affordability Profile

To help policymakers assess and improve college affordability in their states, SREB provides tailored reports on the policies, programs and prices that drive affordability. Each member-state profile details net price at different types of institutions, state financial aid based on need or other factors, student borrowing, and percentage of family income needed to pay for college at different income levels.


News SREB News Release

Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee Educators Win National Readiness Awards
Preparing students for college-credit courses

Educators from Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee, and schools in Arkansas and Mississippi, in were honored this week with the Southern Regional Education Board’s Readiness awards. These national awards recognize outstanding teachers and leaders offering SREB’s Readiness Courses, which help underprepared students succeed in high school and postsecondary programs without the need for remediation.

News SREB News Release

Schools Honored at the Making Schools Work Conference
2019 Gene Bottoms Pacesetter School Awards

Ten schools were recognized at the Making Schools Work Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, for their efforts to increase quality instruction and raise student achievement.

The Gene Bottoms Pacesetter Awards recognize schools that implement one of SREB’s Making Schools Work school improvement frameworks and are achieving success in increasing student graduation rates, readiness for college or careers, and credential attainment.

How did each school achieve the award? Download the releases below for details.

Blog post Jeff Gagne, Director of Policy Analysis, SREB

Black and Hispanic Students Make ACT Gains in Many SREB States

Black and Hispanic students in many SREB states made gains in ACT scores in the 2017 results.  And test-taking rates continued to grow in several states. 

Here at SREB, we anticipate the release of ACT scores each fall as an indicator of the progress states are making in student achievement and college readiness.  This year, we see achievement gaps shrinking for black and Hispanic students — plus continued growth in test-taking in several states.