Using Data to Improve Outcomes for Children and Families
The Georgia Policy Labs launched in 2017 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.
In 2019, we drew on existing relationships between the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and state agencies 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, early education, foster care, and higher education.
These 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 the whole child and whole family 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.