Using Data to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
2017: THE BEGINNING
Focus on Education Policy
Georgia Policy Labs was launched with 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 partners with state education agencies in three states to address issues in high-school based career and technical education.
2019: WHOLE CHILD, WHOLE FAMILY
Expanded Capacity and Focus
To improve child and family well-being in Georgia, we must go beyond the classroom and approach policies and programs in a holistic way. Drawing from existing relationships GSU’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has with many state agencies, we expanded 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 higher ed.
Our partnerships allow us 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.
More About Our Labs
MAPLE partners with five of the six largest school districts in the Atlanta metro area that collectively educate 30 percent of all Georgia’s public school students.
Increasing the safety, education, and economic stability of Georgia’s at-risk children & families through rigorous research and long-term partnerships with state agencies.
CTEx is a multi-state policy lab dedicated to improving the quality of high school Career and Technical Education programs in the US. We work side-by-side with state and local partners to develop data-driven policy recommendations ensuring all students are ready for both college and career.