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Federal Relief Funds: Opportunities and Challenges for Education Leaders

  • May 20, 2021
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is pleased to host our next Critical Issues Forum, "Federal Relief Funds: Opportunities and Challenges for Education Leaders." This virtual convening will explore how leaders can leverage the funding included in the American Rescue Plan for their districts.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. David Rosenberg(Partner, Education Resource Strategies) will be discussing the key aspects of the law, highlighting both the opportunities and challenges embedded in it. He will be followed by a panel of Georgia school superintendents who will discuss their perspectives on the funding and a panel that explores the policy implications of the plan.

The complete panel lists are as follows:

Panel #1: School Perspective
Richard Smith, 
Executive Director, First District RESA - Moderator
Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Superintendent, Early County Schools
Dr. Michele Taylor, Superintendent, Calhoun City Schools
Cheryl Watson-Harris, Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools

Panel #2: Policy Implications: A Discussion
Alan Richard, 
News Manager, Southern Regional Education Board - Moderator
Rep. Chris Erwin, Representative, Georgia House of Representatives
Mindy Binderman, Executive Director, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)
Kenita Williams, Chief of Staff & Director of Leadership Development, Southern Education Foundation
Dr. Stephen Owens, Senior Policy Analyst, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute



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