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.
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.
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.
The latest edition of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides a comprehensive snapshot of the welfare of America's children and families, ranking each state's policy results. It shows that, despite the overall recovery from the Great Recession, the proportion of children living in high-poverty areas has risen. Additionally, while high school graduation rates have generally gone up nationwide, academic proficiency in several key subject areas has actually declined. Children's healthcare access has been a success story though, with the United States reaching a record figure of 95% of children having health insurance. The report concludes with a number of recommendations in all of these areas to reverse some worrying trends and improve on the gains in others.
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.
The latest edition of this annual report by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics examines the occurrence and nature of crime in schools and universities across the nation using a variety of robust data sources.
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.
This new report form the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) takes a comprehensive and statistical look at delinquency and petitioned status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2014 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.
Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released the latest edition of this annual report examining the the progress of the GradNation campaign's goal of attaining a national high school graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. The figure is currently 83.2 percent.
This recent report from the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness uses data from the Centers for Disease Control's 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey to highlight how many high school students face homelessness and the unique challenges and burdens they face both academically and out of school. A number of policy and practice recommendations are made.