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Georgia Center for Opportunity is independent and non-partisan. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for a quality education, fulfilling work, and a healthy family life for all Georgians.

A quality education provides a key path to opportunity and is one of the most effective ways to break cycles of poverty.
A job is more than a source of income; it’s a source of dignity and pride. It’s a human need that provides structure and meaning in life.
Everyone longs for and needs healthy relationships. The family is where it all begins.

“I think GCO is most effective at identifying barriers to opportunity and developing both public policy and community-based solutions to those barriers.”

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Donor

“The Smart Steps class was the beginning of our journey and exposure to helping families and couples.”

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Healthy Families Initiative participant and mentor

“GCO’s research on Parental Accountability Courts made the case for their effectiveness and helped pave the way for their growth in the state.”

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Henry County Superior Court Judge

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be working with a group of people who all share a passion and a vision for improving conditions for those in need.”

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Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GCO

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What Your Virtual Teacher Wants You To Know

What Your Virtual Teacher Wants You To Know

How Should I Prepare My Child for Virtual Schooling?   By Jennifer K. Hale    It is a different world. Things are changing daily; numbers, statistics, and educated guesses are becoming the norm. It is in this climate that we are attempting to educate a...

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When and where was the first public school opened? See below for this #funfact.

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Returning to a #virtualclassroom means the need for more wi-fi. Here's a list and #interactivemap of public (FREE) wi-fi locations in the state.

https://georgia-dca.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5fed233c11c9417b940d93d8c0b68498

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Due to the fluid changes being made to the school year in many counties, this might be the first year 78 million kids don't go back into the #classroom.

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#GCO
#makingGAgreat
#makinggeorgiagreat
#Breakthrough
#successsequence
#notforselfbutforothers
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“Supporting virtual teachers is just as important as supporting traditional classroom teachers and making the connection with the virtual teacher will be key to your student’s success.” We're continuing our virtual school series with #JenniferKHale, an assistant principal, at #GeorgiaCyberAcademy.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/how-can-i-support-my-childs-virtual-teachers-this-school-year/
#backtoschool #schoolchoice #gaschoolchoice #gaparents
#educationchoice #EDU #EdTech #Elearning #teaching #K12 #teach #charterschool #publicschool #Georgiatreasures #virtuallearning #elearning #edutech #educhat #2020schoolyear #lovetolearn #education #homeschool #virtualschool #onlineacademy
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Interested in what's happening in #Georgia for the upcoming school year? Join @BuzzBrockway tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4pm EST for a #liveupdate as he talks about the most recent news on Georgia's plan for reopening schools. It's all happening on our #Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/gaopportunity/live/

#education #schoolreopening #coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning #GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #humanrights
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We're just days away from some students around the state beginning their new school year in a virtual setting. So, what do you need to know as a parent? #JenniferK.Hale, an assistant principal, with #GeorgiaCyberAcademy has a few recommendations in her third installment of our virtual education series.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-your-virtual-teacher-wants-you-to-know/

#backtoschool #schoolchoice #gaschoolchoice #gaparents
#educationchoice #EDU #EdTech #Elearning #teaching #K12 #teach #charterschool #publicschool #Georgiatreasures #virtuallearning #elearning #edutech #educhat #2020schoolyear #lovetolearn #education #homeschool #virtualschool #onlineacademy
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Taking an apple to the teacher has been a long-standing tradition for school-age children. Ever wonder how or why it started?

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Still struggling with the right decision about education this fall for your students? Visit our #COVID education portal, where you can access local school district information, education options around the state, and helpful points to consider when making the right choice for child's learning style.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/what-will-school-look-like-in-georgia-fall-2020/

#backtoschool #schoolchoice #gaschoolchoice #gaparents
#educationchoice #EDU #EdTech #Elearning #teaching #K12 #teach #charterschool #publicschool #Georgiatreasures #virtuallearning #elearning #edutech #educhat #2020schoolyear #lovetolearn #education #homeschool #virtualschool #onlineacademy
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It's the second post in our #onlinelearning guest blogging series from #JenniferKHale with #GeorgiaCyberAcademy (#GCA). You've chosen virtual learning or your district is moving to an online learning setting. It's what you need to know as a parent to set your student up for success.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/how-should-i-prepare-my-child-for-virtual-schooling/

#backtoschool #schoolchoice #gaschoolchoice #gaparents
#educationchoice #EDU #EdTech #Elearning #teaching #K12 #teach #charterschool #publicschool #Georgiatreasures #virtuallearning #elearning #edutech #edu #educhat #2020schoolyear #lovetolearn #education #publicschool #homeschool #virtualschool #onlineacademy
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We commend #RepJohnLewis' years of service fighting for equal justice and the chance for all Americans to thrive and prosper.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/gco-reflects-on-the-passing-of-rep-john-lewis/
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Do you want more information on what's happening in #Georgia, and what information state leaders are communicating? Join @BuzzBrockway tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4 p.m., on #Facebook, for a #liveupdate.

https://www.facebook.com/gaopportunity/live/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning #GCO #makingGAgreat #makinggeorgiagreat #humanrights #humandignity
#purpose #compassion
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Are you facing #virtualschooling for your children? Here are some education tools and resources that might help you with your home classroom.

https://www.gpb.org/education/learn

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As we gear up for the #back-to-school, join us each Friday for #funfacts about education and returning to the classroom - both in-person and/or online.

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So many kids are struggling with the sudden changes to daily life and isolation of the #coronapandemic. Learn ways you can help guide them through challenging times.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/how-to-help-kids-and-teens-cope-mentally-during-the-covid-19-quarantine/

#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning
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#Education in the #COVID19 era is changing the landscape. Read how our summer intern's homeschooling experience helped prepare him for drastic changes in education formats.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/education-in-a-covid-19-era/

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Many school districts are giving parents the option to choose #virtualschools, but is that right for your child? #GeorgiaCyberAcademy 's @Jennifer K. Hale shares her expertise on #virtuallearning and what to consider for your students.

https://georgiaopportunity.org/help-should-i-choose-virtual-school-for-my-child/

#schoolchoice #gaschoolchoice #gaparents #educationchoice #parenting
#coronavirus #covid19 #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #backtoschool #backtoschool2020 #students #schoollife
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There's been such mixed messages in the media about actual #COVID19 case numbers and states reopening. This month we've seen some states regress in their shelter-in-place orders, so how does #Georgia look? What's the #realoutlook?

https://georgiaopportunity.org/safeguarding-the-economy-is-paramount-for-everyones-well-being/

#coronavirus #mypandemicsurvivalplan #QuarntineAndChill #coronavirusoutbreak #quarantined #stayysafestayhealthy #coronapocalypse #alonetogether #WorkingFromHome #AnotherDayAtTheHomeOffice #HomeSweetOffice #MyHomeOffice #RemoteLife #WhereAreMyCoworkers #WorkFromWherever #WhatsTheWiFiPassword #businesslife #learning
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Join us as we speak with family counselor, Diane Dierks, as she walks us through the process of taking care of and understanding frontline workers during recent current events.

https://youtu.be/0LeybhW3Ybw

For more information about Healthy@Home and the rest of the videos in this series, visit: https://georgiaopportunity.org/healthy-home/
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"It’s the biggest good news story in my community, but almost no one knows about it. It’s a story of people (with #diversity of race, gender, income, political views, and faith) coming together to help alleviate and prevent suffering."

https://georgiaopportunity.org/a-community-responds-to-need-or-good-news-youll-never-see-in-mainstream-media/

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#TheLawrencevilleCooperativeMinistry
#VillageofHopeLawrenceville
#LEAPLawrencevilleEmployeeAssistanceProgram
#FirstUnitedMethodistChurchofLawrenceville
#LawrencevilleResponseCenter

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#hiringwelldoinggood
#HWDG
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#poverty
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