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Talbott, Elizabeth; Fleming, Jane; Karabatsos, George; Dobria, Lidia – International Journal of Special Education, 2011
Since the inception of special education, researchers have identified higher proportions of minority students with disabilities than expected. Yet, relatively few studies have considered the contributions of the school context on a large scale to the identification of students with mental retardation (MR), emotional disturbance (ED), and learning…
Descriptors: Low Income, Mental Retardation, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Texas enroll close to 40 percent of the nation's public school students. The importance of these "Mega-States" goes beyond the sheer size of their population. They now serve more than half of the nation's English language learners (ELL), as well as some of the largest concentrations of…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Federal State Relationship, English Language Learners
Jones, Stephanie M.; Zhai, Fuhua; Raver, C. Cybele – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This paper investigates the long-term impact of participation in the Chicago School Readiness Project (CSRP) during the Head Start year on children's behavioral outcomes at the end of their Kindergarten year. The primary questions addressed in the paper are: (1) What is the experimental impact of CSRP on two-year change (from Fall Head Start to…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Behavior Problems, School Readiness, Intervention
Bassler, Elissa J.; And Others – 1996
Upcoming federal and state changes in welfare and social services will have a profound effect on the delivery of early childhood care and education in Illinois. In October, 1995, the Day Care Action Council of Illinois convened a meeting of early childhood experts and advocates. From this retreat, a vision for a new system of the delivery of child…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Caregivers, Child Rearing, Cooperation
Goerge, Robert; Dilts, John; Yang, Duck-Hye; Wasserman, Miriam; Clary, Anne – Chapin Hall Center for Children, 2007
This report draws on demographic data to examine and project trends in the size and composition of the child population in all seventy-seven Chicago communities up to the year 2010. The report highlights the changing age mix of Chicago children and provides some context in which to consider these demographic trends. It describes population changes…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Population Trends, Social Services, Poverty
Collins, Ann; Li, Jiali – 1997
One of the factors hampering welfare reform policy decisions is that local child care markets, particularly those used by low-income families, are not well-understood. This study addressed the need to increase the knowledge and understanding of low-income child care markets, the effects of different child care policies, and the differences…
Descriptors: Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors