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Boege, Sarah; Carson, Jess – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2023
New Hampshire families have not been exempted 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 new challenges of meeting children's social, emotional, and physical needs amid persistent…
Descriptors: Family Needs, Surveys, Family (Sociological Unit), Children
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
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
Carson, Jessica A. – Carsey School of Public Policy, 2017
Policy makers and advocates nationwide recognize that funding for early childhood education is a crucial investment in the future. Critical foundational development occurs before age 5, and research consistently shows that high-quality early education for children leads to higher future educational attainment and lower likelihood of crime, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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