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Mattingly, Marybeth J.; Schaefer, Andrew; Gagnon, Douglas J. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
In this brief, authors Marybeth Mattingly, Andrew Schaefer, and Douglas Gagnon explore challenges and opportunities for youth in Southwestern (SW) Minnesota. They analyze data on various demographic, economic, educational, and social indicators to gain a better understanding of the circumstances youth face and the opportunity available in SW…
Descriptors: Poverty, Barriers, Opportunities, Youth
Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2016
In this brief, the authors examine the level of access to school counselors, and how this access is mediated by district demographic and location characteristics. Using a large nationally representative data source compiled from the 2013-2104 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), the 2014 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), and 2007…
Descriptors: School Districts, School Counselors, Counselor Client Ratio, Rural Schools
Gagnon, Douglas J.; Jaffee, Eleanor M.; Kennedy, Reeve – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2016
Exclusionary school discipline--that is, suspension and expulsion--disproportionately affects already disadvantaged students on both the national and state levels. In New Hampshire, students attending larger urban schools, male students, students of color, students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, students with disabilities, and homeless…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Suspension, Expulsion, Disproportionate Representation
Gagnon, Douglas J.; Mattingly, Marybeth J. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2015
This brief assesses trends in access to, enrollment in, and success in Advanced Placement (AP) coursework in relation to school district poverty, racial composition, and urbanicity. It uses data merged from the 2011-2012 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), the 2012 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), and the 2010 Decennial U.S.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advanced Placement Programs, Rural Schools, School District Size