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Education Division

Mike Kooi, Division Director
404-656-7908

The Educational Development Division (ED) performs comprehensive policy, planning, and budget development for the Governor in education, including the lottery.

ED staff have a variety of responsibilities:

  • Performing research on educational issues in Georgia;
  • Analyzing budget requests from education agencies needed for the Governor's recommendations to the General Assembly;
  • Providing information to support the Governor's policy and legislative initiatives;
  • Assisting education agencies to implement programs and policies;
  • Reviewing and analyzing state and federal legislation affecting education; and,
  • Providing information to the public, interest groups, educators, legislators, state agencies, and others regarding educational issues.

The following state agencies and programs are assigned to the Educational Development Division:

Department of Education

Professional Standards Commission

Office of Student Achievement

Technical College System of Georgia

Board of Regents, University System of Georgia

Georgia Public Library Service

Georgia Military College

Georgia Public Broadcasting

Georgia Student Finance Commission

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Georgia Lottery for Education

Employees' Retirement System

Teachers' Retirement System