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Muenchow, Susan; Pizzo, Peggy Daly – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
A $2.37 billion increase in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides an opportunity to address the mental health needs of young children in child care. While the CCDBG increase is the largest ever, states must navigate many legitimate and competing claims for these funds, particularly those set aside to improve quality. One…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Grants, Mental Health
Michalopoulos, Charles; Faucetta, Kristen; Warren, Anne; Mitchell, Robert – US Department of Health and Human Services, 2017
Children from low-income families are more likely than those from higher income families to have poor social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and health outcomes. One approach that has helped parents and their young children is home visiting, which provides information, resources, and support to expectant parents and families with young…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Low Income Groups, Home Visits, Family Programs
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Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Horn, Keren Mertens; Schwartz, Amy Ellen – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2016
Housing choice vouchers provide low-income households with additional income to spend on rental housing in the private market. The assistance vouchers provide is substantial, offering the potential to dramatically expand the neighborhood--and associated public schools--that low-income households can reach. However, existing research on the program…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Housing, Educational Quality, Neighborhoods
Hasin, Afroza – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously "food stamps"), is the nation's largest federal entitlement nutritional assistance program which assists individuals and households living below the federal poverty level in order to reduce the amount of money they spend on food. With the conversion of food stamps coupons to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Federal Programs, Innovation, Information Technology
Fox, Christine; Jones, Rachel – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2016
The May 2012 State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) report, "The Broadband Imperative: Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure Needs," pushed educators and policy makers nationwide to increase high-speed broadband access in schools, with specific recommendations regarding access, funding, and policies…
Descriptors: Internet, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Access to Computers
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Lipman, Pauline – Critical Studies in Education, 2015
This article focuses on the increased power of venture philanthropy to shape education in urban communities of color in the USA. The author situates venture philanthropy's expanded influence in urban school districts in the nexus of urban disinvestment, neoliberal governance, wealth concentration, and economic crisis. The author argues that…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2015
The Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) program, authorized by Congress in 2011, is designed to improve the quality of early learning and development programs for children from birth through age 5. This discretionary grant program is administered jointly by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in partnership with the National Assessment Governing Board and the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), created the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) in 2002 to support the improvement of student achievement in the nation's large urban districts. The TUDA focuses attention on urban…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
Conway, Maureen; Blair, Amy; Helmer, Matt – Aspen Institute, 2012
This publication summarizes research from AspenWSI's Courses to Employment project, which studied how six community college-nonprofit partnerships work together to help low-income adults succeed in the classroom and the labor market. The report provides an overview of the approach and strategies these partnerships use, how these partnerships are…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Market, Teaching Methods, Adult Students
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Beatty, Barbara – Teachers College Record, 2012
I focus on the role of preschool intervention and developmental psychology researchers in defining the concept of the "disadvantaged child" and in designing and evaluating remedies to alleviate educational "disadvantages" in young children. I argue that preschool interventions concentrated especially on compensating for…
Descriptors: Intervention, African American Children, African American Family, Compensatory Education
Dogan, Enis; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Horwitz, Amanda; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the academic performance of 18 urban districts that participated in the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The districts participated in grade 4 and grade 8 reading and mathematics assessments. Eleven of these districts also participated in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Casserly, Michael; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Corcoran, Amanda; Lewis, Sharon; Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Heppen, Jessica; Leinwand, Steve; Salinger, Terry; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Dogan, Enis; Novotny, Laura – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
This report summarizes preliminary and exploratory research conducted by the Council of the Great City Schools and the American Institutes for Research on urban school systems participating in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The study is one of the first large-scale analyses…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Johnson, Jean – Public Agenda, 2011
The rationale for taking bold action on the nation's persistently failing schools can be summed up in one dramatic and disturbing statistic: half of the young Americans who drop out of high school attend just 12 percent of the nation's schools. Ending the cycle of failure at schools is a daunting challenge and a surprisingly controversial one.…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Communications, Principals, Educational Quality
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in mathematics. Eighteen of the districts participating in the 2011 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) participated in earlier assessment years, while three districts…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Algebra, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
Representative samples of fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts participated in the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. Eighteen of the districts participating in the 2011 NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) participated in earlier assessment years, while three districts…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Comparative Analysis, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
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