ERIC Number: ED458970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
California Report Card, 2001: Factors for School Success.
Richards, Jayleen; Dominguez-Arms, Amy
Noting that children's educational success is a high priority for California parents, voters, public officials, and business leaders, this report card documents how economic, health, and other conditions affect California children's learning and well-being. The report's introduction discusses factors influencing educational success, including high-quality preschool and access to health care. This section notes that there are important county, regional, and ethnic differences in academic achievement. An estimated 20 percent of California school-age children live in poor families. The introduction further notes that California continues to improve in the proportion of pregnant women receiving timely prenatal care and in the infant mortality rate. However, California children are more likely to lack health insurance than are children nationwide. Following the introduction, the report discusses adolescent well-being in the following areas: (1) education (achievement test results, high school completion, college preparation, school resources, students mastering English, and early education); (2) family economics (poverty rates, food programs, and housing); (3) health (health insurance, early health indicators, and teen pregnancy); and (4) safety (child abuse and neglect, foster care, and school safety). The final section of the report details recommendations in each area for state policy changes to improve children's overall well-being and school success as well as recommendations for community action. (KB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Child Health, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Children, Delinquency, Dropouts, Early Parenthood, Family Income, Foster Care, Health Insurance, Housing, Poverty, Social Indicators, Trend Analysis, Unemployment, Weapons, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Miriam and Peter Haas Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: Children Now, Oakland, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California