Alumni from McCourt Center’s Certificate Program Expand Advocacy Efforts at DC Nonprofit As a licensed social worker, Adam Rocap knew he wanted to work in a space that created positive social change. When Cheryl Bell left the private sector, she was looking for something that combined her interests and…
In a 2017 YouGov poll, public opinion in the UK rated weather forecasters as more trusted than economists. In the US, a survey asking a similar question also showed a lack of trust in economists explained Nobel Laureate Esther Duflo to an engaged audience of Georgetown students, faculty, and staff.
For more than 15 years, the McCourt School’s National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health has been helping Washington, DC’s pediatric medical providers better serve some of the city’s most at-risk residents—children of low-income families.
FutureEd, an education think tank at the McCourt School, and the Georgetown University D.C. Public Policy Initiative hosted a policy forum Nov. 18 about the common lottery system that allows Washington, D.C. students to choose among charters and traditional public schools through a single, online application.
With its Crossover Youth Practice Model, the McCourt School's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform is working to improve outcomes for young people who find themselves moving back and forth between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Kids and teens are quietly losing their health insurance at unprecedented rates across America. Sounding the alarm: McCourt’s Center for Children and Families, with recent headline-grabbing reports that reveal disturbing declines at the state and national level.
Surprise medical bills result in financial hardship for millions of Americans and top the list of health care costs that Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford. McCourt's Center on Health Insurance Reforms has launched a new project to provide unbiased and comprehensive information on the issue…
When it comes to development funding, would populations in need be better off if aid practitioners simply got out of the way and distributed aid in cash rather than in complex and bundled programs? McCourt Assistant Professor Andrew Zeitlin designed a study to compare the effects of the two approaches.
A growing body of research shows that strong relationships with teachers & other adults are critical to academic success, especially for at-risk students. A new report from McCourt's FutureEd research center details efforts to improve teacher mindsets.