Stephen Owens is senior policy analyst at GBPI, where he focuses on state polices and research that affect public K-12 education in Georgia. Prior to joining GBPI in 2018, Stephen was a research and data analyst at the Georgia Department of Education. Stephen graduated from the University of Georgia, where he holds a doctorate with a focus on education policy.
As Georgia school districts kicked off the new school year this month, educators, parents and stakeholders are rejoicing over the recently-released Milestones scores. A press release from the Georgia Department of Education announced the results with a celebratory tone: “Students record strongest-ever overall gains on Georgia Milestones assessments.” Test improvements are worth celebrating, but unfortunately […]