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Vega, Alana; Chen, Peter – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2021
This data snapshot is a second report in a two-part series, "Newark Kids Count Data Snapshot: The Impact of COVID-19." In 2021, data releases from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as the U.S. Census Bureau, have demonstrated the ways in which college students have shifted their educational plans as a result of COVID-19. This…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Grade 12
Vega, Alana – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2021
This year, Newark Kids Count looks a bit different. Rather than a comprehensive data report, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) will be releasing smaller "snapshots," showing the impact of the pandemic on children and families with data currently obtained that can provide some insight for stakeholders in Newark. This first data…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Economic Impact
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2021
While the importance of the period from birth to age three as the most promising and possibly consequential stage of human development has gained attention over the last quarter century, public investments in children's early learning opportunities have remained inadequate. The nation, as well as the state of New Jersey, invests the fewest public…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Child Development, Educational Finance
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2020
Federal and state education laws have not changed since the COVID-19 outbreak. Because they were not meant to be implemented during a pandemic, schools and parents are facing barriers in implementing IEPs and 504 plans with remote learning at home. More than ever students will need strong advocates to express concerns and collaborate with school…
Descriptors: School Closing, Barriers, Distance Education, Individualized Education Programs
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2020
For more than 20 years, Advocates for Children of New Jersey has published the Newark Kids Count Data Book, a one-stop source for child well-being data on the state's largest city. Newark Kids Count includes the latest statistics, along with five-year trend data, in the following areas: demographics, family economic security, food insecurity,…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Population Trends, Geographic Location, Children
Chen, Peter; Dellanno, Diane; Frascella, Chris – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2019
New Jersey is a national leader in paid family leave. Currently, only five states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation that allow parents to take paid leave to bond with their new children, whether that child was born into the family, adopted or is being fostered. Thanks to new legislation signed by Governor Murphy in February…
Descriptors: Leaves of Absence, Fringe Benefits, Employed Parents, State Legislation
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2019
For more than 20 years, Advocates for Children of New Jersey has published the Newark Kids Count Data Book, a one-stop source for child well-being data on the state's largest city. Newark Kids Count includes the latest statistics, along with five-year trend data, in the following areas: demographics, family economic security, food insecurity,…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Population Trends, Geographic Location, Children
Dellanno, Diane – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
For New Jersey parents, the high cost of child care, coupled with the lack of available space for babies in licensed facilities, has made a challenging task even more difficult. Findings from a recent study by Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) revealed that there is a severe shortage of infant-toddler child care, especially in low-income…
Descriptors: Child Care, Infants, Toddlers, Low Income Groups
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
Advocating for quality early care and education has been an Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) priority for many years, starting with the commitment to ensure that children in disadvantaged communities have the opportunity for state-funded, full-day preschool. ACNJ firmly believes that the path to success in school and in life starts with…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Quality, Access to Education
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2018
For over 20 years, Advocates for Children of New Jersey has published the Newark Kids Count Data Book, a one-stop source for child well-being data on the state's largest city. Newark Kids Count includes the latest statistics, along with five-year trend data, in the following areas: demographics, family economic security, food insecurity, child…
Descriptors: Student Characteristics, Population Trends, Geographic Location, Children
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
In 2014, New Jersey was one of the 18 states awarded a federal grant aimed to enhance state preschool programs, improve quality and serve more eligible children in high-quality settings. This "Preschool Development Grant" (PDG) promised to provide the state with $17.5 million per year for four years, beginning on January 1, 2015 through…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Grants, Educational Development, State Programs
Rice, Cynthia – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
In 2014, New Jersey was one of 18 states awarded a federal grant aimed to enhance state preschool programs, improve quality and serve more eligible children in high-quality settings. This "Preschool Development Grant" (PDG) promised to provide the state with $17.5 million per year for four years, beginning on January 1, 2015 through…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Grants, Educational Development, State Programs
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
For more than 25 years, Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) has produced the New Jersey KIDS COUNT Data Book, an annual statewide profile of child well-being. With KIDS COUNT represented in each state and several U.S. territories, ACNJ is part of a comprehensive effort to not only track how well kids are faring across New Jersey, but also…
Descriptors: Well Being, Children, Socioeconomic Status, Family Characteristics
Chen, Peter; Rice, Cynthia – Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. Reasons for student absence vary. In Newark Public Schools, 48 percent of high school students were "chronically absent" in the 2015-16…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
Newark's high schools play an essential role in building the next generation of young minds for college and career readiness. Yet, high achievement may be unattainable if students miss too much school. "Chronic absenteeism" is generally defined as missing 10 percent or more of enrolled days for any reason. Research has shown that when…
Descriptors: High School Students, Attendance Patterns, Public Schools, At Risk Students
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