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Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools … First Look

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017122.pdf

Finds that middle schools have the highest rate of violent incidents with 27 incidents per 1,000 students.  Also covers bullying, cyberbullying, use of illegal drugs or alcohol, and lockdown/evacuation procedures.  Information from 2015-16 survey on crime and safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Child and Partner Transitions Among Families Experiencing Homelessness

Categories: Children,Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257286/childpartnerseparationbrief.pdf

Examines patterns of separation among families and children while parents were housed in homeless shelters.  30% of sheltered homeless families experienced separation of parents and children or parent and partner.   From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017051.pdf

Profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic groups.  Covers such topics for each group as demographic characteristics, student achievement, student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary participation, and educational outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Children’s Food Security and USDA Child Nutrition Programs

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/84003/eib-174.pdf?v=42905

Updated statistics on food insecurity among American school children in 2014 and 2015.  Also discusses research on the effects of child nutrition programs on children’s food security and discusses recent developments in nutrition assistance for school-age children. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2017/index.htm

Annual report on human slavery including sex trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.  Includes individual country narratives on U.S. perspectives of their success in stopping such offenses.  From the State Department

 

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-577_khlp.pdf

7-2 Supreme Court ruling that churches cannot be excluded from government programs with a secular purpose.  The case involved a Missouri church that wanted to qualify for a state government grant program for upgrading school playgrounds.  From the U.S. Supreme Court

 

More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-97-public-education-finance.html

Agency press release summarizing details of the annual Public Education Finances report. From the Census Bureau

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017064.pdf

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

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