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McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

March 20, 2018

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy ranked 23rd in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Public Affairs Schools Ranking, which provide one rating of the academic quality of the 282 schools of public affairs and public administration in the U.S. The U.S. News Public Affairs rankings is based solely on a peer assessment survey. The McCourt School score of 3.6 remained unchanged from the 2016 ranking..

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McCourt News Items

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    New Report: Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs

    In 1991, most good jobs did not require a BA. Today, there are three distinct pathways to good jobs: high school, middle skills, and bachelor’s degree, says new research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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    Eva Rosen Recognized As Outstanding Early Career Scholar by APPAM

    McCourt School Assistant Professor Eva Rosen has been recognized as one of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management’s (APPAM) 40 for 40 Fellowship.

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    FutureEd Hosts Building a 21st Century School System

    If you’ve heard that U.S. students lag behind their peers in other countries, it’s because Andreas Schleicher created the test that assesses performance for 15-year-old students across the globe. On Sept. 18, the McCourt School’s FutureEd hosted Schleicher and a panel of American education leaders to consider the lessons he’s learned internationally.

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    McCourt Welcomes New Scholars Class

    September, 2018 - The McCourt School welcomes five distinguished students who have been awarded full scholarships based on their accomplishments and promise as policymakers.

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    McCourt and UCSD researchers put cost effectiveness of conventional foreign aid to the test

    September 19, 2018 - What is the most effective and scalable way to administer aid to vulnerable populations? It turns out that unconditional cash transfers to the poor may be more effective than conventional forms of foreign aid at producing positive health outcomes.

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    #METOO Movement Twitter Data Mined by Computer Science Professor

    Lisa Singh, computer science professor and research professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute, works on numerous aspects of data-driven computer science. One of her most recent projects is mining Twitter data around the #MeToo hashtag in collaboration with six other Georgetown professors. This research is supported by the Massive Data Institute and the Gender Justice Initiative.

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    McCourt Professor Receives New Grant to Advance Universal Pre-K Study

    September, 2018 - McCourt School of Public Policy Professor William Gormley was recently awarded $460,000 in new funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, to continue his research on the effects of universal pre-K programs, focusing this time on high school outcomes.

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    New Research Identifies Pathway to Increasing Retirement Earnings for Individuals

    Georgetown University Center for Retirement Initiatives study highlights how using alternate assets through target date funds can increase certain investment returns and lower risk

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    McCourt launches new initiative: LabGov Georgetown

    Spearheaded by McCourt Professor Sheila Foster, LabGov explores the idea that social and economic generation in cities can benefit from an “urban commons” framework in which communities and local governments work together and share responsibility for co-managing urban assets and resources.

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    McCourt Students Join GU Delegation to Compete in NYU Policy Case Competition

    A delegation of 10 Georgetown students and one George Mason student competed in the annual NYU Policy Case Competition at NYU’s campus in New York City.