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PreK-3 Professional Development Evaluation Brief
The McKnight Foundation, April 2014, 4 pp.
Evaluation brief about professional development in McKnight's early literacy grantee school sites. Measures McKnight's efforts to increase the percentage of Twin Cities students reading proficiently by the end of third grade. more info >
2014 State of Black America
National Urban League, April 2014, 236 pp.
Presents the National Urban League's 2014 Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. more info >
Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
The Annie E. Casey Foundation, April 2014, 36 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 >
Discipline Disparities Series
Indiana University, March 2014
Series of research papers on disparities in the use of school discipline. They address policy, practice, and research summarizing the state of knowledge and offer evidence-based recommendations for reducing disparities. more info >
Northside Achievement Zone
Wilder Research, March 2014
The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a collaboration of community organizations whose mission is to build a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis to assure all youth graduate from high school college-ready. Reports share the results of surveys conducted in 2010 and 2013 to measure the progress of the initiative. 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 >
A Governor's Guide to Early Literacy: Getting All Students Reading by Third Grade
National Governors Association, October 2013, 48 pp.
Describes five policy actions that governors can take to ensure all children read at grade level by the end of third grade. more info >
Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
Ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia on performance measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care and Education. 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 >