Data Diversion: Explore achievement and growth data for metro Atlanta’s school districts

Learn4Life's interactive data dashboard enables research about student achievement and growth in the five-county area's eight school districts.

By |2020-08-06T16:15:48-04:00August 5th, 2020|Data Diversions, Education, Equity|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Explore achievement and growth data for metro Atlanta’s school districts

Data Diversion: Mike and Mike Discuss the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

In this recording of an Atlanta Regional Commission Webinar, the agency's Mike Alexander and Mike Carnathan dissect the intersection of the public health crisis and the economy.

By |2020-07-22T17:59:07-04:00July 22nd, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy, Public Health|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Mike and Mike Discuss the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

Data Diversion: As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Mobility Decreases

This post finds that the amount of regional travel to most industry destinations within the region has declined since early June, and median travel distances in all counties have declined at a slightly lower rate. Trips and trip distances do remain well above the levels seen during the statewide shelter-in-place order.

By |2020-07-16T09:51:21-04:00July 14th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Public Health|Comments Off on Data Diversion: As Covid-19 Cases Increase, Mobility Decreases

Data Diversion: Community Resilience

The U.S. Census Bureau's Community Resilience Estimates offer an opportunity to learn which communities may need the most attention both during the pandemic and in the nationwide recovery that will take place once its passed.

By |2020-07-09T14:09:59-04:00July 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Public Health|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Community Resilience

Data Diversion: From Olmstead to COVID-19

COVID-19 cases in nursing homes are on the rise, and a Supreme Court decision from 1999 provides the groundwork for getting people out of an institutionalized setting and into their homes, where they can engage in better social distancing and safety from the virus.

By |2020-07-02T14:05:08-04:00July 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Public Health|Comments Off on Data Diversion: From Olmstead to COVID-19

Data Diversion: COVID-19 Impacts on Expenditures of Low-Income Georgians

This post looks at pandemic impacts on the spending of lower-income metro residents.

By |2020-06-11T16:04:03-04:00June 11th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy|Comments Off on Data Diversion: COVID-19 Impacts on Expenditures of Low-Income Georgians

Data Diversion: Update to Mobility by County

Travel within the region had a marked decline (for good reason) during the statewide shelter-in-place order. This post explores what's happened to local travel since Georgia's reopening.

By |2020-06-04T16:31:04-04:00June 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Data Diversions, Economy, Transportation|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Update to Mobility by County

Data Diversion: Lower-Income Workers and People of Color Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Impact

The pandemic has already led to job loss in the most vulnerable occupations (and has even spread to other job sectors). Following job loss through a household's budget leads to more bad economic and social outcomes for those families. Decreased affordability of housing is an example. This Data Diversion provides an initial look at data that frame potential housing impacts of COVID-associated job loss.

By |2020-05-12T13:21:54-04:00May 12th, 2020|Data Diversions, Housing, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data Diversion: Lower-Income Workers and People of Color Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 Impact

Data Diversion: COVID-19 Weekly Mobility Pattern by Industry

So we've posted recently about mobility during COVID-19--how we have traveled less and when those declines happened. This week, we use the same data source (Safegraph) to look at how and when our pandemic-period mobility changes vary by industry sector.

By |2020-06-04T12:43:39-04:00May 6th, 2020|Data Diversions, Economy, Public Health, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Data Diversion: COVID-19 Weekly Mobility Pattern by Industry
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