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Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation

Categories: Children,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Marriage/Family,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh

Text of the presidential executive order that ended the policy of separating immigrant parents and children.  From the White House

 

 

SSI Recipients by State and County, 2017

Categories: Children,Disability,Elderly,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2017/ssi_sc17.pdf

Annual statistical report on number of recipients and amount of payments for the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged, blind and disabled by local area.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/sq_students_views_2015/

Reports on the opinions of students at various grade levels and in various types of schools about reading, science, and math courses.  The survey was part of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress for students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Federal Mandatory Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2008 to 2028

https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/53922-meanstestedprograms.pdf

Estimates that outlays for means-tested programs (Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, EITC et al) would grow at an average rate of 4% over the next decade, while outlays for non-means-tested programs (Social Security, Medicare et al) would grow at an average rate of 6%.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristics

Categories: Children,Education,Libraries/Museums,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018160.pdf

Uses two socioeconomic characteristics—household poverty status and parental level of education—to examine differences in childrens’ experiences during summer vacations after kindergarten.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Condition of Education 2018

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018144.pdf

Covers 47 education indicators ranging from preK through postsecondary levels of education, which show important trends and developments. Three special areas cover choices/costs in early childhood care arrangements, characteristics of teachers who entered the profession through an alternative route to certification, and average student loan balances for those completing graduate degrees. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db307.pdf

Reports on tooth decay in U.S. youth aged 6 to 19 years of age and trends from 2011-12.  The prevalence rate among this group was 43.1%.  Also reports on rates by demographic characteristics and household income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

Examines patterns among disciplinary actions from nearly all public schools in 2013/14 and finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.  The disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of type of public school attended or level of school poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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