Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released data on fixed broadband access. The data are at the census tract level across the entire United States.  Below are maps of the data for the Atlanta Metro region--showing the spatial patterns of access.  The first map provides a baseline overview of access to fixed broadband of [...]

By | 2017-11-14T21:34:09+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Economy, Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New FCC Data on Broadband Access

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By | 2017-11-09T19:00:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Ah, fall is in the air.  The mornings are becoming increasingly crisp and cool, the stores are unpacking all of their Halloween merchandise, football season is in full swing, and metro Atlanta students returned to school six weeks ago! If your children are college age, returning to school this semester may have meant taking [...]

By | 2017-09-18T21:02:08+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Student Loan Interest Deductions

Friday Factday: Georgia Milestones Results and Trends

The Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) recently released the Georgia Milestones results for the 2016-17 school year1.  Overall, students across the state showed progress in math and language arts, albeit with a slight downward turn in science scores (when all grade levels are considered)2.  For this Friday Factday, we will compare 3rd grade [...]

By | 2017-08-25T18:23:54+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Education, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Georgia Milestones Results and Trends

Monday Mapday: 2016 3rd Grade Reading Milestone Test

With the 2017 school year coming to an end, we take a look back at last year's Georgia Milestone scores for 3rd grade reading (English Language Arts).  This map shows the mean scale scores for 2016 3rd grade English Language Arts by elementary school for school districts in the five core Atlanta counties. The [...]

By | 2017-05-16T13:58:30+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2016 3rd Grade Reading Milestone Test

Learn4Life: Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership

Learn4Life: l4lmetroatlanta.org State of Education in Metro Atlanta | Baseline Report 2017 What is Learn4Life? Learn4Life (L4L) is the Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership, a collaborative effort that brings together school systems, local communities, business and nonprofits to drive resources and energy to proven solutions. These solutions are based on common [...]

By | 2017-04-19T20:05:40+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Education, Special Features|Comments Off on Learn4Life: Metro Atlanta Regional Education Partnership

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 | 2017-03-13T14:47:43+00:00 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 | 2017-02-13T23:07:15+00:00 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 | 2017-02-06T20:23:20+00:00 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 | 2017-01-30T21:09:42+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Education, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 2016 High School Graduation Rates
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