Looking for new and notable information to help you dig deeper into an issue? Start with these featured reports and web sites, and then browse through our full selection by topic.
Road to Success: Tales of Great Schools
MinnCAN, February 2014, 23 pp.
Presents common themes and observations from a Minnesota listening tour designed to identify what is working in communities and schools to address achievement gaps. more info >
The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, January 2014, 92 pp.
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 >
Fair Housing and Equity Assessment
Metropolitan Council, January 2014
Information and data about diversity and equity in the Twin Cities. Looks at areas of concentrated poverty and indicators of opportunity. more info >
STEM in Minnesota: Education and Workforce Disparities by Race/Ethnicity, Income, and Gender
Wilder Research, January 2014
Research papers that augment STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) information on the Minnesota Compass website. They present data and strategies for addressing racial, income, and gender gaps in STEM achievement, college readiness, interest, degree completion, and workforce participation. 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 >
Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners
Institute of Museum and Library Services, June 2013, 52 pp.
This report promotes the inclusion of libraries and museums as early learning resources and partners in creating comprehensive early learning strategies. more info >
What Does It Really Mean to Be College and Work Ready? The Mathematics and English Literacy Required of First Year Community College Students
National Center on Education and the Economy, May 2013, 24 pp.
A study of the English and math required for success in the first year of community college. more info >
Findings and recommendations of the rapid health impact assessment of school integration strategies in Minnesota
Human Impact Partners, ISAIAH, April 2013, 67 pp.
An evaluation of the projected health effects of a Minnesota Bill that addresses racial integration in Minnesota schools. Includes a review of the history of school integration and segregation in Minnesota, the impact of school integration on educational achievement, health, equity, and cross-racial connection. more info >
Eduployment: Creating Opportunity Policies for America's Youth
Youth Transition Funders Group, April 2013, 16 pp.
This paper introduces the concept of "eduployment," a term recognizing learning and work are inextricably linked and opportunity policies for youth must prepare young people for postsecondary success, rather than the outmoded college or career. more info >
Wilder Research, April 2013, 26 pp.
Generation Next is an initiative committed to closing the achievement gap among Twin Cities’ low-income students and students of color. It is a partnership of education, community, government, and business organizations dedicated to accelerating educational achievement for all our children – from early childhood to early college and career. Reports provide baseline data for Generation Next goals, strategies for improving student college and career readiness, an analysis of the local landscape of college and career readiness programming, views by local leaders on the strengths and gaps in local college and career readiness efforts, and effective strategies for early literacy intervention. more info >
Minnesota Measures: Report on higher education performance
Minnesota Office of Higher Education, February 2013, 74 pp.
Annual report that provides facts about higher education in Minnesota. Includes data on preparing for and entering college, during college, and outcomes of college. more info >
Opportunities and Challenges: The Education of Latinos in Minnesota
HACER, December 2012, 89 pp.
This report presents the results of research into factors that contribute to successful educational outcomes for Latino students in Minnesota high schools. more info >
Education Policy Research
Education section of Mathmatica Policy Research. Provides research information about topics including curriculum, teacher quality, at-risk youth, technology and school choice. more info >