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Undermeasuring: College and Career Readiness Indicators May Not Reflect College and Career Outcomes
Alliance for Excellent Education, February 2023, 4 pp.
This report compares statewide college and career readiness rates with college enrollment and college remediation rates for a cohort of high school students for all 50 states and Washington, DC. This comparison shed light on racial disparities in readiness and enrollment rates, and gaps between post-secondary readiness and outcomes, some of which are related to how readiness is measured. more info >
National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, November 2022, 40 pp.
Twentieth year of reports which measure trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and efficiency of care. State snapshots and past reports are also available on the website. more info >
Toward Ending the Monolithic View of "Undererpresented Students:" Why Higher Education Must Account for Racial, Ethnic, and Economic Variations in Barriers to Equity
Western Interstate Commisssion for Higher Education, September 2022, 68 pp.
This report synthesizes commentary, research, and programmatic activity on how higher education has grappled with disaggregating and using student data to confront and close equity gaps for particular student populations in order to advance high-level evidence-based conversation about equity and learning in U.S. colleges and universities. more info >
Advancing Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families: Policy Options for Governors
NGA Center for Best Practices, September 2022, 25 pp.
Suggests a range of strategies for policymakers to help promote savings and increase income levels among low-income individuals and families. more info >
The Condition of Education 2022
National Center for Education Statistics, May 2022, 46 pp.
Annual report that summarizes trends in education. Indicators include educational attainment, earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment, families living in poverty, early childhood education participation, English language learners, children and youth with disabilities, and postsecondary enrollment. more info >
America's Health Rankings: Senior Report 2022
United Health Foundation, May 2022, 52 pp.
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 62 measures of senior health. This year's report includes, among other things, information on disparities in health among older Americans by geography, education level, income level, gender, age, race, and ethnicity. more info >
The State of America's Children
Children's Defense Fund, December 2021, 86 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 >
The Effects Of Early Care And Education On Children’s Health
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, April 2019, 6 pp.
Examines how early child care and education may lead to improvements in short-and long-term health-related outcomes for children. more info >
The Poverty-Reducing Effect of Five Key Government Programs in Rural and Urban America
Carsey School of Public Policy, April 2019, 4 pp.
Poverty data from the American Community Survey were released on September 17, 2015, allowing a detailed examination of poverty in 2014 across the United States. This brief discusses changes in child poverty between 2013 and 2014 and since 2009, just after the Great Recession ended. more info >
Young Child Risk Calculator
State-level assessment of the prevalence of young children experiencing selected risk factors which can adversely affect health, school, and development outcomes. more info >
Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness & Equity
Presents data on disparities in the juvenile justice system. Data are available by state. more info >