Regional Snapshot: A Take on the Pandemic Economy

By |2021-01-15T17:12:12-04:00January 15th, 2021|COVID-19, Economy, Public Health, Regional Snapshot|

This month's regional snapshot presents an updated overview of public health and economic indicators from this persistent (and surging) pandemic.

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Monthly Sales Tax Collections Around the Country, 2019 vs. 2020

By |2021-01-11T15:29:37-04:00January 11th, 2021|Economy, Monday Mapday|

A new U.S. Census mapping product examines the percent difference in state tax revenue streams between 2019 and 2020.

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The complexity of learning loss in a pandemic

By |2021-01-07T16:09:38-04:00January 7th, 2021|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Education, Equity|

Prior to the COVID pandemic, students in the metro Atlanta region were making progress in 3rd grade literacy, with rates of students proficient and above increasing 5 percentage points between the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years. For Black and Latinx students the percentage of students proficient and above in 3rd grade literacy increased by 5 and 4 percentage points respectively. The pandemic’s impact on our education and social structures, however, is threatening these gains.

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