Children in the States Factsheets
Children's Defense Fund, September 2021
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 >
North Dakota Early Childhood Profile
National Center for Children in Poverty, February 2020
Part of a series of state profiles highlighting two-generation state policy choices that promote health, education, and strong families, presented with other data related to the well-being of young children. more info >
Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, April 2019, 20 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually. more info >
Homeschooling in the United States: Statistics in Brief
National Center for Education Statistics, November 2016, 52 pp.
This Statistics in Brief provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the United States in 2012 and compares these estimates with 1999, 2003, and 2007. It describes the demographic characteristics of homeschoolers and reasons parents choose to homeschool their children. It presents parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects the child has been taught since beginning homeschooling. 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 >
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015
United States Census Bureau, March 2016, 12 pp.
This report provides a portrait of educational attainment in the United States based on data collected from the Current Population Survey (CPS). It examines educational attainment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and disability status. more info >
Opportunity, Responsibility and Security: A Consensus Plan for Reducing Poverty and Restoring the American Dream
Brookings Institute, December 2015, 88 pp.
This report presents a consensus plan to reduce poverty and restore the American Dream despite political polarization. It begins with a review of basic facts about poverty, mobility, education, employment, and marriage in America today, includes chapters on how changes in family, work, and education have together forced more Americans into poverty, and concludes with a recommended path forward. more info >
Building Healthy Schools: Health Impact Assessment on Planning School Construction Projects in Minnesota
Public Health Law Center, January 2015, 127 pp.
A health impact assessment of K-12 school design and its influence on student health. It provides analysis and recommendations on ways schools can influence health through school siting, transportation, nutrition, and physical activity. 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 >
A New Majority Update: Low Income Students Now a Majority In the Nation's Public Schools
Southern Education Foundation, October 2013, 18 pp.
Provides data showing that a majority of students attending public schools come from low-income families and discusses implications of the findings. more info >
Beginning Teachers are More Common in Rural, High-Poverty, and Racially Diverse Schools
Carsey Institute, July 2012, 6 pp.
This report finds that poor communities have moderately higher percentages of beginning teachers than communities with lower poverty rates and that a higher concentration of minority students in a district is associated with a higher percentage of beginning teachers. The combined impact of poverty, race, and urbanicity has a substantial effect on the probability that a district has a critically high percentage of beginning teachers, indicating a high turnover rate and possible issues of quality. more info >
Seeing is Believing: Promising Practices for How School Districts Promote Family Engagement
Harvard Family Research Project, July 2009, 16 pp.
Core components of successful strategies to create and sustain family engagement. more info >
National Center for Education Statistics
Part of the Department of Education. Includes an Electronic Catalog, allowing you to search for NCES publications and data and the Encyclopedia of ED Stats, which provides data from several NCES sources including: The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics. Many of the reports can be viewed on-line. more info >
National Art Education Association
This site compiles research on the impact of the arts in education and provides a clearinghouse and review of state policies for arts education for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. more info >