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Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education


Children’s Dental Care: Advice and Visits, Ages 2-17, 2011

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that only about half (50.5%) of the children covered in the survey had at least one visit to the dentist in 2011.  Health insurance was a major factor in determining whether children received dental attention.  Only 25% of uninsured children visited the dentist during 2011. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: Rear Visiblity

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Transportation

Final regulation on expanding the required field of view for all cars, trucks, buses, and other low-speed vehicles to prevent backover accidents involving vulnerable populations such as small children.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Reports that 1 in 68 children aged 8 was identified as having autism spectrum disorder with 2010 results reported from 11 sites.  Also includes other characteristics of children with ASD.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Expansive Survey of America’s Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

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

Press release on outcome of first collection of data from all public schools and school districts since 2000.  Reveals racial disparities in access to pre-school and to advanced courses, and in school disciplinary actions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Civil Rights Data Collection: Data Snapshot: School Discipline

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

Reports on disparities in school suspensions by race/ethnicity and gender for students as young as preschool age.  Black students are suspended at a rate three times greater than white students and black students in preschool programs, though representing only 18% of enrollment, received 48% of multiple out-of-school suspensions.  From the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education


Children on the Run: Unaccompanied Children Leaving Central America and Mexico and the Need for International Protection

Categories: Children,Immigration/Migration,United Nations

Documents the surge of unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the U.S. from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in addition to Mexico.  Also seeks to understand the reasons why these children are leaving their home countries and whether they deserve protection as refugees under international law.  From the From the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Number of Children Without Health Insurance Declines, While It Rises for Working-Age Adults

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Statistics

Agency press release about changes in health insurance coverage among children and adults in counties covered by the 2012 Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program.  Covers the nation’s 3,140 counties.  From the Census Bureau


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