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de Brey, Cristobal; Musu, Lauren; McFarland, Joel; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Anlan; Branstetter, Claire; Wang, Xiaolei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The indicators in this report show that some traditionally disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups have made strides in educational achievement, but that gaps still persist. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement
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Maguth, Brad M.; Koskey, Kristin L. K. – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
Additional research is needed on ways in which urban youth report their civic engagement. Existing research indicates that federal legislation has resulted in reduced instructional time and resources in social studies and civic education in many states, which has led to a civic education opportunity gap that resonates through many urban…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Citizen Participation, Civics, Citizenship Education
Hill, Kathryn; Mirakhur, Zitsi – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2019
The large and growing number of New York City (NYC) students who lack stable housing has recently received much attention from advocates, researchers, educators, and policymakers. This new brief highlights not only that the City's rates of student homelessness have increased, but also that the problem is most prevalent during the elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Homeless People, Student Needs, Elementary School Students
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Garrett, Rachel; Davis, Elisabeth; Eisner, Ryan – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2019
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has witnessed an increase in the number of English learner students in grades K-12 over recent years, with students coming from more diverse backgrounds in race/ethnicity, countries of origin, and native language. This requires more support from the district to meet diverse needs in terms of languages,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
McCombs, Jennifer Sloan; Augustine, Catherine H.; Unlu, Fatih; Ziol-Guest, Kathleen M.; Naftel, Scott; Gomez, Celia J.; Marsh, Terry; Akinniranye, Goke; Todd, Ivy – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research evidence suggests that summer breaks contribute to income-based achievement and opportunity gaps for children and youth. However, summertime can also be used to provide programs that support an array of goals for children and youth, including improved academic achievement, physical health, mental health, social and emotional well-being,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2019
Creating smart, coherent education policy is painstaking work; there are technical, budgetary, and political challenges at almost every turn. But it is some of the most important work that state leaders can undertake. As Ohioans prepared to elect a new governor in late 2018, we at the Fordham Institute began rolling out a set of policy proposals…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Policy, State Policy
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Sanguiliano, Jennifer; Anderson, Kim; Welcome, Shawn; Hissom, Philip; Hannah, Brandy; Lovero, Natalie – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
Although researchers have found that family involvement impacts educational outcomes for children, there remains a dearth of knowledge regarding the connection between strengthening families and children's academic success. This study examined what parents' perceptions regarding the internal and external factors that strengthen families who face…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family Programs, Academic Achievement, Parent Attitudes
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2019
When the Annie E. Casey Foundation published its first "KIDS COUNT Data Book" in 1990, there were 64 million children in America. Now, almost three decades later, there are close to 74 million. This 30th edition of the "Data Book" examines how America's child population has changed, demographically and geographically. The…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Child Development, Child Health, Well Being
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Hiilamo, Heikki; Merikukka, Marko; Haataja, Anita – SAGE Open, 2018
This study asks how Finnish 6-year-olds who stay at home before school start compare in educational outcomes with children who attend public day care. Earlier studies have shown that participation in public day care can enhance school performance especially among disadvantaged children. In Finland, the child home care allowance scheme supports the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
Fitzpatrick, Manuela; Figueroa, Diana Toledo; Golden, Gillian; Crosby, Shiana – OECD Publishing, 2018
This updated policy profile on education in Mexico is part of the Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the OECD's substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base, the series offers a comparative outlook on education policy. This country…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Smith, Brendan Christopher – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions, roles, practices, and characteristics of a high-performing suburban school district's implementation of a kindergarten through grade 12 visual arts program. Additionally, this study intended to understand how the school district implemented a kindergarten through grade 12 visual arts…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Art Education, Suburban Schools, Program Implementation
Children Now, 2018
Lack of progress for improving the lives of kids is unacceptable. All children need stability and a path to opportunity. This is true for nearly half of California's children who live in low-income families, where caregivers struggle to afford the quality support and services they need for their kids. This is also true for the approximately…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten
Parveva, Teodora; Motiejunaite, Akvile; Noorani, Sogol; Riihelainen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
This document contains data tables with more than 35 structural indicators on education policies in six areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training (ELET), higher education, graduate employability and learning mobility. It is an update of the report Structural indicators…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Parveva, Teodora; Motiejunaite, Akvile; Noorani, Sogol; Riihelainen, Jari – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission, 2018
This document contains more than 30 structural indicators on education policies in five areas: early childhood education and care (ECEC), achievement in basic skills, early leaving from education and training (ELET), higher education and graduate employability. It is an update of the report Structural indicators for Monitoring Education and…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Council of the Great City Schools, 2018
The Council was asked to review Detroit Public Schools Community District's (DPSCD's) services for students with disabilities and provide recommendations to support the teaching and learning of these students. To conduct its work, the Council assembled a team of experts who have successfully administered and operated special education programs in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Public Schools, Educational Improvement, Urban Schools
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