Georgia State University has received $3.9 million to create the Georgia Center for Education Policy, a collaboration between the university’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and government leaders that aims to improve academic, career and life outcomes for students across the state.

Led by economist and Distinguished University Professor Tim Sass, the new center will help kindergarten through 12th grade school superintendents and school boards, career and technical education commissioners, and other public education officials design evidence-based policies.

The Georgia Center for Education Policy will work with school districts and state agencies to identify research priorities, analyze existing policies, design enhanced programs and train public officials at the Andrew Young School on how to embed evaluation into decision-making. Funded by a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, it will house two major initiatives: the Metropolitan Atlanta Policy Lab for Education (MAPLE) directed by Sass, and a multi-state Career and Technical Education Policy Exchange (CTEx) directed by economist Dan Kreisman, an assistant professor in the Andrew Young School.

Click here to read more about the Policy Research Center written by Jennifer French Giarratano, Public Relations Manger at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  

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