Category: Blog

Students Need to Be Secure to Be Successful

The coronavirus pandemic reveals the fragile financial situations of many Georgia college students. Many Georgia students struggle to pay for basic needs like housing, food, health care and transportation. Before the pandemic: 42 percent of students reported not receiving any

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Fast Facts on Medicaid Expansion

Key Takeaways The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black Georgians, who are more likely to contract and pass away from the virus and work in jobs facing layoffs and furloughs, and will likely push communities of color deeper into poverty,

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State of Working Georgia Before and During COVID-19

This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle and Research Associate Ray Khalfani On March 13, 2020 the President of the United States declared a national emergency in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. To protect the public’s

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Child Care Policy Changes in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

This blog was co-authored by Senior Policy Analyst Alex Camardelle Key Takeaways Georgia’s child care system is fiscally fragile, and many providers are forced to close due to the COVID-19-induced recession. State and federal policy responses help meet the immediate

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How the Federal Relief Package Affects Higher Education

Congress passed a $2 trillion relief package that includes provisions covering health care, payments to American families and support for businesses. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act also included several provisions related to higher education, affecting colleges

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