Student Loan Repayment

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) takes a comprehensive look at how student loan borrowers and their repayment progress has changed over the past 14 years.

Unrealized Impact: The Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This report released by NewSchools Venture Fund highlights the stark lack of diversity in education leadership across the country and the detrimental effects this has on the educational achievement of a student body which is growing more racially and ethnically diverse every year. Greater levels of teacher and leader diversity in the education sector are shown to result in improved academic performance and fewer disciplinary problems. "Unrealized Impact" is the most comprehensive study done on this issue and makes the case for a number of different reforms and initiatives to address it and improve the hiring, retention and advancement of minorities in education leadership positions.

2017 Home Visiting Yearbook

This new report from the National Home Visiting Resource Center brings together comprehensive data on the current state of childhood home visiting across the nation. It shows how these home visiting programs, designed to help children and their families thrive, have been effectively implemented on the federal, state and county levels. While this is great news, the report also outlines how many more children and families in need could benefit from the proper utilization of these available programs.

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

This groundbreaking new study recently released by the Georgetown University Law Center uses comprehensive survey data to show how the perception of black girls by the majority of the public differs from that of their peers. The results show, among many other worrying findings, that black girls are perceived as being older, less in need of nurturing, less in need of protection, and that they know more about adult topics at a younger age. The report shows how these perceptions have profound implications for how black girls are treated in the education and juvenile justice systems relative to their peers of other ethnicities.

Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education

New America takes a look at the current state of education and skills requirements for early childhood educators. Currently many view these workers as "babysitters by another name" who don't necessarily need higher education and professional training like what is required for educators of older youth. This report argues against this misconception and lays out a framework for the proper education and training of this vulnerable workforce.

Growing Up LGBT in America

The Human Rights Campaign conducted exhaustive surveys of the largest known sample of LGBT youth ever (over 10,000) from across the country to produce this report summarizing and explaining the key difficulties these youth face as the grow up in their varied families and communities.

Implementing Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Reforms

The Urban Institute summarizes and analyzes the effectiveness of the implementation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative in three demonstration sites in Delaware, Iowa and Wisconsin.