WEBINAR: The Common Good Forecaster
The Common Good Forecaster is an online tool created by the American Human Development Project and United Way that ties new Census data to education's impact, state-by-state and county-by-county, on health, civic engagement, crime, and other issues.
At a time when national, state and local education budgets are under threat, this fact-based tool enables stakeholders to understand the concrete benefits of investments in education in areas that go well beyond better jobs and bigger paychecks. Starting with a community’s current educational levels and using the latest official government statistics, the Common Good Forecaster™ shows ten indicators: life expectancy, children’s reading proficiency, earnings, the rate of babies born with low birth weights, obesity, murder, unemployment, poverty, incarceration, and voting. Users can then change the level of educational attainment in a specific county or state to see how these important economic, social, and political variables would change.
Please join CLASP-managed Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity for this webinar that will discuss and demonstrate this powerful tool and ways it can impact your work.