A look at county-level student loan debt and communities that have high debt despite not having greater-than-average rates of higher educational attainment.
The monthly snapshot takes a look at public education in the metro and delves into precursors to success in later grades, graduation and college readiness.
The term "gerrymander" was originally coined by a political cartoonist to describe the salamander-shaped electoral districts drawn by the political party colleagues of Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry in 1812. The word is an amalgamation of the words "Gerry" and "salamander," and it describes the way politicians divide geographic areas into voting districts that give one [...]
College graduation season has begun! These maps show where the most residents with a bachelor's and beyond live and which degree categories are most popular.
Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results ReleasedAge and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation
Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13 metro counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]
The Census Bureau has released-- over the last few weeks--two great new datasets that are worth a look: American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS), 2017 Available through American FactFinder, the ACS 1-year has 2017 estimates for geographic areas with 60,000 people or more. The next ACS [...]
Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region? What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]
A recent analysis by the U.S. Census Bureau found that, today, more than 90 percent of Americans age 25 and older hold a high school diploma or higher. Since 1997, the fastest climb has been among Hispanic populations, though this group still holds these degrees at a lower rate than the country’s primary racial [...]
Last month, our regional snapshot focused on the region's physical health. This month, we assess the health of public education in the metro region. Inspired by the recently released Learn4Life (L4L) State of Education in Metro Atlanta Annual Report, our team at ARC analyzed 10-county regional education data for a selection of key cradle-to-career indicators. We [...]
ARC’s Research & Analytics Group is publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months. Posts in the Equity Series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each post will focus [...]