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Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, 2017
The question of how the U.S. will develop a citizenry with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century has attracted the attention of legislators, scientists, and educators. Answering this question leads inevitably to its roots: how well are we preparing young children to enter kindergarten ready to learn? Educators in k-12…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Child Development
Bai, Yu; Braun, Amy Dominello; Evans, Kelly; Fiske, Edward – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, 2017
This report describes the population of young children in Durham, North Carolina, through the lenses of socioeconomics, health and education. When helpful in highlighting areas of strength or concern, data on Durham's children are compared with their counterparts statewide. The report also shows how particular groups within the overall population…
Descriptors: Young Children, Socioeconomic Influences, Child Health, Education
Gifford, Beth; Evans, Kelly; Berlin, Lisa; Bai, Yu – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2011
Approximately one quarter of U.S. students do not graduate from high school with their peers. Failing to complete high school severely limits opportunities for employment and future financial stability. High school dropouts earn lower wages through their lifetime and work for fewer years. The costs to society of high school dropouts are also high…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Dropouts, Enrollment
Gifford, Beth; Evans, Kelly; Babinski, Leslie; Foster, Audrey – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2011
In September 2009 the Council for Children's Rights unveiled the Larry King Center for Building Children's Futures (LKC). The LKC serves as a resource to the community "maximizing the effectiveness and impact of work being done for children by providers, agencies and funders." The LKC has chosen three initial priorities to address in…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Leadership, Agency Cooperation, Childrens Rights
Owen, Jenni, Ed.; Rosch, Joel, Ed.; Smith, Shannon, Ed. – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2011
North Carolina Family Impact Seminars (NCFIS) include annual seminars, briefing reports and follow-up activities designed specifically for state policymakers, including legislators and legislative staff, the governor and executive branch staff, and state agency representatives. The Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University convenes the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders, Child Care, Gardening
Iselin, Anne-Marie – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2010
Schools across the nation report increases in the use of punitive disciplinary methods (e.g., suspension). The need for these disciplinary practices to address serious student misconduct is undisputed. What research has questioned is why some students seem to be suspended more often than others, what effects suspension has on students, and whether…
Descriptors: Suspension, Evidence, Discipline Policy, Behavior Problems
Incorvaia, Aubrey – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2009
Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent disorders among school-age children, occurring in 3 percent to 12 percent of adolescents in the United States (Jakobson & Kirkas, 2007; Shulman, 2008). Recognizing and understanding the disorder is complicated by the fact that between 10 percent and 20 percent of people…
Descriptors: Early Reading, Learning Disabilities, Reading Achievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2009
The Duke University School Research Partnership (SRP) Office was developed with support from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Child and Family Policy. Begun in 2006 as the Duke Office for Research in Schools (DORIS), the SRP Office is an integral part of the work of the Center for Child and Family Policy. The SRP Office facilitates…
Descriptors: Laboratory Schools, Teacher Characteristics, College School Cooperation, Educational Policy
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2008
The Duke University School Research Partnership (SRP) Office was developed with support from the Office of the Provost and the Center for Child and Family Policy. Begun in 2006 as the Duke Office for Research in Schools (DORIS), the SRP Office is an integral part of the work of the Center for Child and Family Policy. The SRP Office facilitates…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Adolescents, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Wasilewski, Yvonne; Gifford, Beth; Bonneau, Kara – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2008
The purpose of this report is to provide the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) with information about teachers' responses to School-wide Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) and key educational outcomes on students in North Carolina elementary schools implementing School-wide (PBS). A web-based survey of teachers at eight…
Descriptors: Suspension, Student Behavior, Elementary School Teachers, Program Evaluation
Owen, Jenni, Ed.; Rosch, Joel, Ed.; Muschkin, Clara, Ed.; Alexander, Jana, Ed.; Wyant, Casey, Ed. – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2008
The reason that the school dropout crisis is now referred to as a "silent epidemic" is because, when we weren't paying attention, the graduation rate in our country slipped to a level that threatens the very health and well-being of our society. Each year, almost one-third of all public high school students--and nearly one-half of all…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropout Programs, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention
Wheeler, Justin; Glennie, Elizabeth – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2007
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) has increased concern about the staffing difficulties faced by schools that serve a high percentage of low-achieving students. NCLB requires each student be taught in all core academic subjects by a highly-qualified teacher by the 2005-06 school year. The law defines highly-qualified teachers as those…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Incentives, Academic Achievement, Public Policy
Douglass, Nam, Ed.; Owen, Jenni, Ed.; Berlin, Lisa J., Ed. – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2006
This report represents the second North Carolina Family Impact Seminar in a series designed to connect research and state policymaking. Family Impact Seminars analyze the impact an issue, policy, or program may have on families. This Family Impact Seminar briefing report discusses strategies for providing high quality and cost-effective children's…
Descriptors: Seminars, Health Services, Mental Health, Counties
Xia, Claire; Glennie, Elizabeth – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2005
This document compiles a series of three policy briefs focused on the subject of grade retention. The first brief, "Grade Retention: A Flawed Education Strategy," suggests educators and policymakers caution the use of grade retention as a remedy for poor student performance. As concluded by the majority of past studies, grade retention is a failed…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Standards, Social Promotion, Accountability
Zielinski, David S. – Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1), 2005
Child abuse and neglect greatly influence victims' long-term wellbeing. Until recently, however, little was known about how such experiences affect victims' later socioeconomic status. Current research has examined the long-term impact of child abuse and neglect on adult employment, income, and reliance on public assistance, as well as the reasons…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Victims of Crime, Adults
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