Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes
2017: THE BEGINNING
Focus on Education Policy
GPL is currently comprised of two education-focused policy labs: MAPLE (Metro Atlanta Policy Lab for Education) and CTEx (Career and Technical Education Policy Exchange). MAPLE focuses on K-12 education and partners with five of the six large school districts in the Atlanta metro area. CTEx is partnering with state education agencies in three states to address issues in career and technical education.
Plans for Expansion
To improve child and family well-being in Georgia we must go beyond the classroom and approach policies and programs in a holistic way. Starting with our expertise in education, we are seeking to expand the scope of the labs to include a broader range of programs and policies that touch the lives of Georgia’s children and families, such as nutrition, health, foster care and juvenile justice.
Drawing from existing relationships GSU’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has with many state agencies, GPL will plan to expand our partnerships to examine the interactions that children and families have with Georgia’s state government to help design coordinated policy solutions that can better serve the needs of children and families in Georgia.