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Jayson Seaman – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2024
College costs and persistent workforce shortages have prompted educators, policymakers, and employers to shift the conversation on the transition from school from a narrow "college for all" emphasis to a broader "postsecondary education" and "career pathways" perspective. This paper describes an innovative effort to…
Descriptors: Career Pathways, Secondary School Students, Youth Programs, Postsecondary Education
Carson, Jess; Boege, Sarah – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
New Hampshire families have not been exempt from the disruptions and challenges associated with an enduring pandemic, including disruptions to their children's care and education arrangements, pressure on household budgets due to rising inflation, and challenges of meeting children's emergent social, emotional, and physical needs amid persistent…
Descriptors: Child Care, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, COVID-19
Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, the authors explore how state-level decisions in New Hampshire and Vermont manifest in the early childhood education and care sector, through the lens of the interstate Upper Valley region. They demonstrate the significant differences in the reach and adequacy of child care financial assistance programs ("child care…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Decision Making, State Action
Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess; Nasirova, Kamala – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, the authors illustrate New Hampshire and Vermont's different responses to supporting the early childhood education and care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and examine the limited publicly available data on pandemic relief funds through the lens of the interstate Upper Valley region. While data limitations preclude the authors…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Carson, Jess; Boege, Sarah – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
In this brief, authors Jess Carson and Sarah Boege describe changes in the early childhood education and care landscape of Grafton and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire and Orange and Windsor Counties in Vermont, collectively known as the Upper Valley. The authors find that the Upper Valley lost 25 regulated child care providers serving children…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Teacher Supply and Demand, Change
Sáenz, Rogelio; Sparks, Corey; Validova, Asiya – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2021
In this brief, authors Rogelio Sáenz, Corey Sparks, and Asiya Validova report that in April 2020, after the first two months of significant spread of COVID-19 in the United States, nearly 25 million fewer people had a job. In June 2021, there were still 5.9 million fewer people employed, representing a drop of 3.7 percent in workers since before…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Employment Level, Unemployment
Howard, Jill; Wilson, Fiona; Aliouche, E. Hachemi – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2020
Ninety percent of brain development takes place before the age of five, and while universally agreed to be pivotal in defining the trajectory of a child's life, access to high-quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is often inaccessible for the world's most vulnerable populations. For the 2.5 million children living in East Africa's…
Descriptors: Child Care, Need Gratification, Low Income Groups, Foreign Countries
Sáenz, Rogelio; Sparks, Corey – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2020
While the overall national portrait of the impact of the virus on the economy and job situation is becoming increasingly clear, much less is known for different populations within the country. Job loss and recovery have been much more challenging for certain racial/ethnic, gender, and nativity groups. Policymakers and community leaders need…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Employment Level, Unemployment
Leonard, Sarah E. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
Research on narrowing the academic achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth tends to focus on the inputs provided by schools. Little attention, however, is paid to extracurricular activities, both structured and unstructured, even though extracurricular participation and employment can have positive impacts similar to in-school…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Student Participation, Secondary School Students, Socioeconomic Status
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
Schaefer, Andrew; Mattingly, Marybeth; Johnson, Kenneth M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2016
The negative consequences of growing up in a poor family are well known. Poor children are less likely to have timely immunizations, have lower academic achievement, are generally less engaged in school activities, and face higher delinquency rates in adolescent years. Each of these has adverse impacts on their health, earnings, and family status…
Descriptors: Poverty, Rural Areas, Children, Economically Disadvantaged
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
Staunton, Michael S.; Jaffee, Eleanor M. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2014
In this brief, authors Michael Staunton and Eleanor Jaffee review the key findings and recommendations from research conducted in the first half of the Coös Youth Study, which began in 2008 and is planned to continue through 2018. The study explores young people's decisions about their educational and job opportunities in rural northern New…
Descriptors: Youth, Longitudinal Studies, Decision Making, Geographic Location
Gagnon, Douglas; Mattingly, Marybeth; Connelly, Vincent J. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2014
In 2013, Carsey released a brief that analyzed rates of restraint and seclusion using a large, nationally representative data set of U.S. school districts. This brief, which analyzes a more comprehensive data set and the most current Civil Rights Data Collection, serves as a follow-up to the previous brief. Authors Douglas Gagnon, Marybeth…
Descriptors: School Districts, State Policy, School Policy, Discipline Policy