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the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies brings the different lenses of public policy, social work, criminology and economics together into focus.
- Positive Growth Expected for Atlanta’s Tax Allocation Districts, But Redevelopment Concerns RemainRevenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs), districts where incremental growth in property tax revenues is used to finance economic development projects, are expected to be up significantly in the current tax year, according to a new Georgia State University report. The report finds Atlanta’s TADs are expected to post strong growth… more » The post Positive Growth Expected for Atlanta’s Tax Allocation Districts, But Redevelopment Concerns Remain appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- AYSPS Participates in Federal Initiative to Train Young Leaders from Across AfricaIn August, 500 of the African continent’s most promising young professionals convened in the nation’s capital to be saluted by President Barack Obama. Those being recognized were participants in the president’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (MWF-YALI). In his address, President Obama acknowledged the work of Kadija Diallo, a fellow from Guinea.… more » The post AYSPS Participates in Federal Initiative to Train Young Leaders from Across Africa appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Race Influences the Discipline of Students in Segregated CommunitiesStudents in segregated school systems are less likely to experience harsh disciplinary action if their teachers reflect their racial makeup, according to new research out of the Andrew Young School. This finding may be particularly important to schools with large African American populations. “Literature has shown over and over that African American students are disciplined… more » The post Race Influences the Discipline of Students in Segregated Communities appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
- Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study FindsATLANTA–African Americans who are mentally ill are at greater risk of being repeatedly victimized than are mentally ill white people, according to criminologists at Georgia State University. The researchers found the rate of recurring victimization among this population remains stable over time, while it declines during the first year after release from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization… more » The post Race a Factor in Repeated Victimizations of People with Mental Illness, Georgia State Study Finds appeared first on Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.News
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The blending of classroom experience with work experience made what the professors were teaching us crystal clear. It cemented in my mind the importance and responsibility of being a prosecutor, who is probably the most powerful person in the criminal justice system.”
Alumnus and Judge Gregory Adams, DeKalb County Superior Court
Emefa Sewordor, doctoral student (Public Management and Policy), was selected as a 2016 American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) Founders’ Fellow, a program that recognizes outstanding students and new professionals (within three years of their graduation) in the field of public service and public administration.
Shelby Frost, clinical associate professor (Economics), was recently elected as a Center Representative to the 2016 Executive Committee of the National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE). Frost served as chair of the NAEE Technology Committee for several years now.
Amanda Phillips-Martinez, senior research associate (Georgia Health Policy Center), was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, which makes recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator regarding the operation, selection and funding of migrant health centers. As one of the council’s 15 members, Phillips-Martinez will serve through November 2018.
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Sheila Blanton, director of the School of Social Work’s Professional Excellence Program, received the National Staff Development & Training Association’s national Distinguished Service Award in Training. (2015)
Ann-Margaret Esnard, a Second Century Initiative professor of public management and policy, is serving as a co-investigator on a three-year, $2.2 million National Science Foundation project titled “Critical, Resilient, Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes,” or CRISP. (2015)