Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills

Our recent Regional Snapshot: Digital Skills- Through the Burning Glass uses Burning Glass Labor Insight data to assess job postings seeking general digital and advanced digital skills– at national, peer metro, and Atlanta metro levels. This map shows the top 15 hiring regions (MSA) for jobs seeking candidates with digital skills over the last 12 [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Top 15 Hiring Regions for Digital Skills

Monday Mapday: What areas have added the most educated residents?

In our recent Regional Snapshot: What have We Learned About Educational Attainment? we look at the change in the past decade in the percentage of the population that has a bachelor's degree or higher in the metro, county, and local levels. This map shows that change using census tracts in metro Atlanta. By looking at two [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: What areas have added the most educated residents?

Monday Mapday: Measuring Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten readiness is closely linked to future academic achievement and life success.  Research shows that children who have access to quality early education programs, or Pre-Kindergarten, develop cognitive, social and behavioral skills necessary for kindergarten readiness.1 And, as kindergarten school readiness results improve, third-grade reading and math scores rise correspondingly. The Georgia Department of [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Measuring Kindergarten Readiness

Monday Mapday: 2016 High School Graduation Rates

This map shows the range of 2016 high school graduation rates for schools in the five core counties and their city school districts. To view an interactive map and view other school-level variables, check out the Weave map on Neighborhood Nexus.

By | January 30th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2016 High School Graduation Rates

Regional Snapshot: Reading Matters and Math Counts

With a new school year starting, education is on a lot of minds...including ours! So, for this month's Regional Snapshot, we are taking a glimpse into education in metro Atlanta and exploring the various factors that impact a student's educational success. Check out the highlights below, but we encourage you to read the full report here. Overall, only [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Reading Matters and Math Counts

School enrollment in fourteen metro Atlanta school districts

In Fall 2015, there were around 737,000 students attending schools in the fourteen school districts in metro Atlanta. This interactive tool looks at student enrollment by school district, grade, and individual schools. Click through the tabs and use the filtering and highlighting tools to explore the numbers for your school district (hover over points on [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Education, Special Features|Comments Off on School enrollment in fourteen metro Atlanta school districts

Monday Mapday: Middle School Math Milestones

Georgia Milestones is an assessment used by the Georgia Department of Education that replaced the CRCT (Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests) in the spring of 2015. The Milestones test includes various subjects- this map looks at 8th grade math, a key middle school benchmark. Milestones has four levels of performance: Beginning Learner (which is considered “failing”), Developing Learner, Proficient Learner [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Middle School Math Milestones

Monday Mapday: 2009 High School Graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees

This map, from our special feature So What Exactly Happens After High School?, uses data from the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) (mapped using Neighborhood Nexus) shows, by school, the percentage of 2009 high school graduates (for most high schools in the five core counties) who had earned a bachelor’s degree within five years. We can see a familiar [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2009 High School Graduates with Bachelor’s Degrees

Monday Mapday: School Climate Ratings

To start off this week, we wanted to take a look at the newly released School Climate Ratings- a rating system derived from surveys distributed to all schools in Georgia. The ratings aim to assess the perceived “culture”, character, and quality of school life. Data from the surveys are used to score each school  from [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: School Climate Ratings

So What Exactly Happens After High School?

Most school systems throughout metro Atlanta had their graduation ceremonies over the past couple of weeks as these recent graduates prepare for the next stage in their lives. Many will go to a four-year college, some will go to a technical college and others won't enroll in any post-secondary institution and instead will jump directly into the workforce. [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|Education, Special Features|Comments Off on So What Exactly Happens After High School?
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