Charter schools continue to grow in popularity since they were established in 1992 as an alternative to traditional public K-12 schools. Currently, more than 6,000 charter schools in 40 states serve over two million students. But research looking at whether these schools improve student test scores has revealed conflicting results.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming people may face discrimination when attempting to access domestic violence and rape crisis services according to a recently published study by Kristie Seelman, an assistant professor of social work in Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.
And they face this challenge despite being at greater risk than the general… more »
ATLANTA – Despite a 20 percent drop in the number of homeless Georgians counted from January 2009 to January 2013, challenges continue to deny 17,000 people in the state access to adequate housing, leaving them out on the street or in shelters.
On March 24, 2015, at 6 p.m., Atlanta’s leading policy experts and… more »
School districts in Georgia’s metro areas accounted for a disproportionate amount of the state’s decline in property tax revenue since the Great Recession, according to new research from the Center for State and Local Finance.
Nearly two-thirds of the statewide drop in net tax digest occurred in these areas, and as of fiscal year 2014,… more »
While all attention turned to Colombia’s newly crowned Miss Universe, Paulina Vega, earlier this year, Andrew Young School alumnus Gustavo Canavire Bacarreza only had eyes for his new Colombian beauty, daughter Catalina Canavire-Saavedra, born January 6.
“We are totally, completely, extremely happy,” the blissful economist emailed the school. “She is cute, and her mother… more »
ATLANTA–Georgia State University’s Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) has been named a national coordinating center by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to support the Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing initiative aimed at helping regions, states and communities improve health and reduce disparities through innovations in collaboration and financing.
In the United States more than 1.2 million people with mental illness are in jails or prisons, in contrast to the approximately 70,000 people in psychiatric hospitals, according to the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Justice.
Homeless people with mental illnesses are also 10 to 20 percent more likely to be… more »
Policymakers are constantly struggling with the issue of how to increase access to publically funded medical care and improve health while, at the same time, controlling costs. Researchers have found that premium increases do have an effect on a family’s choice to exit public coverage, which adds to the problem of how to control costs… more »
The John Muir Trail, a 211-mile slice of the formidable Pacific Crest Trail in the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, staggers through high and low altitudes from the summit of Mt. Whitney—the highest peak in the lower 48 at 14,505 feet—all the way to Yosemite Valley.
Amy DeGroff, an award-winning doctoral graduate in the… more »