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Sebastian Puerta
May 01, 2018 | Students

Vinson Fellow assesses factors in immigrants' economic assimilation

Imagine a Mexican family moves into a primarily immigrant neighborhood in Gwinnett County. How long will it take before their wages match that of the Mexicans who have been there longer? And what factors affect this process of economic assimilation?

April 26, 2018 | Students
Anthony Potts

Vinson Fellow's research project helps gauge charter schools' impact

In particular, as a Vinson Fellow this semester I wanted to study teaching innovations, which are often the touchstones of charter school success, and how these specific programs have affected student performance.

Varad Dabke
April 24, 2018 | Students

Beyond the Classroom: Students get first-hand experience

Throughout this semester, I’ve outlined a series of conversations with faculty at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. By discussing how they served the state in new and unique areas, I’ve explained that their work goes far “beyond the classroom”—that the best way to grasp in-class concepts is to see them applied first-hand through government work. Just as I wanted to better learn how the faculty takes the Institute’s work beyond the classroom, I wanted to get some students’ perspectives.

April 11, 2018 |
Varad Dabke

Beyond the Classroom: Making Census 2020 count for Georgia

Faculty member Matt Hauer was appointed to Georgia’s Complete Count Committee for Census 2020 in recognition of his expertise as head of the Institute’s applied demography program and his experience with the last census.