Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

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 [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Web Wednesday: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

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 [...]

By |2018-09-26T14:45:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

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 [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:59:39+00:00August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

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 [...]

By |2018-08-10T16:27:03+00:00August 10th, 2018|Education, Friday Factday, Population, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: The Metro-Wide Rate of High School Diplomas

Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

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 [...]

By |2018-06-14T20:53:26+00:00June 14th, 2018|Education, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Public Education in Metro Atlanta

Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

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 [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:52:22+00:00April 4th, 2018|Economy, Education, Equity Series, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 4th, 2017|Education, Friday Factday|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Georgia Milestones Results and Trends
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