Atlanta, GA—Following the merger between StudentsFirst and 50CAN in April, StudentsFirst Georgia will operate as GeorgiaCAN: The Georgia Campaign for Achievement Now. GeorgiaCAN will continue advocating for common-sense education policy that puts Georgia students first while leveraging the experience, knowledge and success of partner campaigns in neighboring states also working under the 50CAN network.

Who: GeorgiaCAN will continue to be led by Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan.

What: GeorgiaCAN seeks to identify and advance common-sense policies that put the needs of students first. We focus on teacher training, development and pipelines, school choice, governance and accountability, early education, and college- and career-readiness.

Why: We believe all Georgia students deserve the opportunity to attend a great school and receive a great education that prepares them for life.

How: We engage local stakeholders — from community members to policy makers — to advocate for student success throughout the entire public education system. We accomplish our goals through grassroots, legislative, electoral and policy research efforts.


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GeorgiaCAN: The Georgia Campaign for Achievement Now, formerly StudentsFirst Georgia, has been active in Georgia since 2011. We are a nonprofit education organization that advocates for all students across the state to have access to high-quality schools. Our goal is to ensure that students across Georgia have the opportunity to attend great schools and receive a great education that prepares them for future academic and professional success. We work to advance policies and programs that prioritize positive impacts for students statewide–especially those with the greatest needs.

Michael O’Sullivan is the executive director of GeorgiaCAN.


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