Reports: Education

Minnesota Kids Count Data Book
Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2017, 52 pp.
Snapshot of data on 10 indicators of child well-being in Minnesota. The state is ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years. Data are also provided by region.   more info >

North Dakota KIDS COUNT Fact Book
North Dakota KIDS COUNT, October 2017, 219 pp.
Provides North Dakota state, region, and county-level data on child well-being, including demographics, family and community, economic well-being, education and early care, health, and safety and risky behaviors.   more info >

America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2017, 228 pp.
Reports data on a set of indicators of child well-being. Indicators included are in the categories of family and social environment, economic categories, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. This is an annual report.   more info >

Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles of Child Well-being
Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2017, 68 pp.
This annual report provides data on 10 indicators of child well-being, by state and for the U.S. States are ranked on each indicator and compared to previous years.   more info >

A Profile of Youth Poverty and Opportunity in Southwestern Minnesota
Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire, February 2017, 10 pp.
This report explores challenges and opportunities for youth in southwestern Minnesota. Data on various demographic, economic, educational, and social indicators are analyzed to gain a better understanding of the circumstances youth face and the opportunity available in the region. Wherever possible, conditions in southwestern Minnesota are compared to the state as a whole and to the entire nation.   more info >

Toward A More Equitable Future: The Trends and Challenges Facing America's Latino Children
National Council of La Raza, September 2016, 52 pp.
This data book offers an overview of national and state-level trends in the characteristics and well-being of Hispanic children. It shows that while Latinos have made important gains in several key areas of well-being in the last decade, Hispanic youth continue to lag behind white youth on other key social and economic indicators.   more info >

Student Self-Assessment of Math and Science Ability in High School
U.S. Department of Education, July 2016, 2 pp.
This study uses data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. It has an overarching STEM focus, and included student self-assessment of confidence in math and science and information indicating their self and others’ assessment of their math abilities.   more info >

Destination, Youth Success: St. Paul's 2014-2015 Afterschool Data Report
Sprockets, March 2016, 26 pp.
This report shares information about trends in afterschool learning in Saint Paul and about the organization's work over the last year.    more info >

2015 Childhood Needs Assessment of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota
North Dakota State University Center for Social Research, January 2016, 83 pp.
Presents demographic, child development, school readiness, and academic achievement data for children of Bismarck and Mandan. The report is in conjunction with the MSA United Way adoption of a Community Impact Model, a national movement across the United Way system.   more info >

Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, October 2015
Fact sheets for each state that provide basic stats and rankings regarding poverty, health, hunger, child welfare, early childhood development, education and youth at risk.   more info >

Zeroing In on Place and Race
Measure of America, June 2015, 36 pp.
An in-depth look at how disconnected youth are faring in America's cities, with data included on disconnected youth by state, congressional district, county, gender, and by race and ethnicity. Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. There are 5,527,000 disconnected youth in America today, or one in seven young adults (13.8 percent)--about as many people as live in Minnesota. The national disconnected youth population is larger than the populations of thirty US states.   more info >

Pohlad Family Foundation 2015 Youth Advancement Overview
Pohlad Family Foundation, January 2015, 10 pp.
Information on disconnected youth, or youth not enrolled in high school or college and not employed. Includes Twin Cities data, the factors affecting disconnection, and evidence about promising practices.   more info >

Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach
Annie E. Casey Foundation, November 2014, 16 pp.
A KIDS COUNT policy report makes the case for creating opportunity for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. Describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training and other tools to achieve financial stability.   more info >

Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, October 2014, 52 pp.
Presents the Race for Results Index, a collection of data presented by racial and ethnic groups and by state. Indicators address early childhood, academic achievement, teen parenting, higher education, and family characteristics.   more info >

The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, January 2014
A compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. Report is compiled annually.   more info >

Child and Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development, December 2013, 24 pp.
Annual report on the well-being of children in the U.S. Includes data on economic well-being, health, safe/risky behavior, educational attainment, community engagement, social relationships, and emotional/spiritual well-being.   more info >

Diverse Children: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration in America's New Non-Majority Generation
Foundation for Child Development, July 2013, 37 pp.
This report examines the significant disparities in the education, economic well-being, and health of children in the U.S. based on their race-ethnicity and whether or not their parents are immigrants. It includes detailed policy recommendations for improving the lives and well-being of children, especially those most at risk.   more info >

Teachers' Emotional Consistency Matters for Preschool Children
University of Virginia, January 2013, 2 pp.
This study looks at teachers' emotional support in classrooms and how it relates to children's outcomes in preschool and kindergarten.   more info >

Wilder Research, November 2012, 64 pp.
A look at disparities in education, economic vitality, and social capital indicators for the city of Minneapolis, commissioned by The Minneapolis Foundation.   more info >

Investing in the enterprise of youth: Youthprise and learning beyond the classroom
Youthprise, November 2012, 14 pp.
Outlines the importance of out-of-school time activities for youth and the challenges that need to be addressed in providing meaningful opportunities.   more info >

Immigrant Children: The Future of Children Spring 2011
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2011, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at the well-being of immigrant children and what can be done to improve their educational attainment, health, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility.   more info >

The impact of youth development programs on student academic achievement
National Collaboration for Youth, March 2011, 8 pp.
This brief cites evaluations and profiles of a sample of diverse community-based programs that affect student performance and reduce negative outcomes.   more info >

Teen Voice 2010: Relationships that matter to America's teens
Search Institute, December 2010, 60 pp.
National study of 15-year-olds. It focuses on teens' interests; their confidence, skills, and opportunities to influence things that matter to them; and the relationships they need to support their growth. The reports looks at how these factor correlate with academic, psychological, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes.   more info >

Minnesota student survey, 1992-2010 trends: Behaviors, attitudes and perceptions of Minnesota's 6th, 9th and 12th graders
Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and Public Safety, December 2010, 52 pp.
This report identifies trends in the prevalence of behaviors and attitudes of young people, based on 21 years of data from the Minnesota Student Survey. It highlights key indicators across many areas of interest, including: academics and school connectedness, school safety and violence, mental health, ATOD, sexual behavior and family structure.   more info >

Youth readiness for the future: A report on findings from a representative Gallup student poll sample
Gallup, August 2010, 12 pp.
Results of a national survey of youth that measured hope, engagement, and well-being.   more info >

Young Children of Immigrants: The Leading Edge of America's Future
The Urban Institute, August 2010, 14 pp.
Highlights information about children 0-8 growing up in immigrant families in the United States, including immigration trends, impact on schools, and parental and family characteristics.   more info >

Engaging older youth: Program and city-level strategies to support sustained paticipation in out-of-school time
Harvard Family Research Project, April 2010, 106 pp.
This report examines almost 200 out-of-school time programs serving primarily low-income youth. It focuses on programs with high participation and retention rates in order to identify the program characteristics found to be the most successful in retaining older youth, as well as the strategies that cities are using to support participation.   more info >

Reducing the High School Dropout Rate
Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 2009, 16 pp.
This brief outlines strategies for reducing the dropout rate.   more info >

Reducing the number of disconnected youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation, July 2009, 13 pp.
This brief outlines strategies to reduce the number of disconnected youth.   more info >

Exploring the supply and demand for community learning opportunities in Minnesota: A Survey of Minnesota parents and youth
Center for Youth Development, University of Minnesota Extension, April 2009, 37 pp.
This study focuses on the quality, availability, and impact of community learning opportunities for Minnesota youth. It includes parent and youth perceptions and discusses barriers affecting youth participation.   more info >

The cost of quality out-of-school-time programs
Public/Private Ventures, January 2009, 90 pp.
Analyzed data on 111 quality out-of-school time programs across six cities to determine the full costs of programming.   more info >

Charting a course: Connecting out-of-school time opportunities
Minnesota Department of Education, April 2008, 16 pp.
This booklet provides information on the Department’s key out-of-school time funding streams, national resources and best practices.   more info >

A place to grow and learn: A citywide approach to building and sustaining out-of-school time learning opportunities
The Wallace Foundation, February 2008, 16 pp.
Drawing on early lessons from a Wallace initiative in five cities, this report describes a novel, coordinated approach to achieve widespread, sustained improvements in the quality and reach of "OST" programs so that many more children can benefit.   more info >

Differences in adolescent risk factors by "place size": 2007 Minnesota Student Survey statewide data
Minnesota Department of Health, January 2007, 41 pp.
Uses Minnesota Student Survey data to analyze adolescent risk behaviors by the size of the place in which they live and go to school.   more info >

Positive support: Mentoring and depression among high-risk youth
Public/Private Ventures, May 2006, 40 pp.
Examines National Faith-Based Initiative programs that serve high-risk youth. Describes mentoring components, the relationships between mentoring and youth outcomes, and discusses the challenges of implementing a mentoring program for high-risk youth.   more info >

Helping youth succeed through out-of-school time programs
American Youth Policy Forum, December 2005, 55 pp.
Reviews current research and literature on out-of- school time programs especially with regard to their effectiveness; explores the range of OST programs and activities as employed by the various youth-serving sectors; considers the untapped possibilities of OST programs to meet the needs of young people.   more info >

School readiness: Closing racial and ethnic gaps
Princeton University, Brookings Institution, April 2005, 196 pp.
Discusses multiple factors that may contribute to racial/ethnic gaps in school readiness.   more info >

The Effectiveness of out-of-school-time strategies in assisting low-achieving students in reading and mathematics: A research synthesis
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, November 2002, 2 pp.
Researchers "analyzed all rigorous research conducted since 1984 on the impact of out-of-school strategies in improving the reading and mathematics achievement of low-achieving or at-risk students."   more info >

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Presents measures of child wellbeing and policy analysis for states, counties, large cities, and metropolitan areas.   more info >

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