Resources from the Field

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October 2019 | Student Mental Health
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Snapshot reviews 2019 legislative activity addressing student mental health and wellness, including legislative measures focused on school-based mental health services and supports, teacher and school staff training, and school curricula.

October 2019 | Studying on Empty: A Qualitative Study of Low Food Security Among College Students
Trellis Company

Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes, and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to meet their basic needs, including adequate, regular nutrition.

October 2019 | The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Inequities in access to good jobs by race and ethnicity have grown in past decades.

October 2019 | Using Kindergarten Entry Assessments to Measure Whether Philadelphia's Students Are On-Track for Reading Proficiently
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

As part of its partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, REL Mid-Atlantic helped develop an indicator to measure whether kindergarteners are on track to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

September 2019 | 50-State Comparison: Developmental Education Policies
Education Commission of the States

To provide a national perspective on developmental education assessment and placement policies, Education Commission of the States researched state-level and postsecondary system policies to create this comprehensive resource. Developmental education assessment and placement policies guide how st

September 2019 | Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities
American Indian College Fund and Gallup

The educational inequality that exists between the American Indian community and the rest of the nation means that many higher education institutions are failing to meet the needs of underrepresented students to help them thrive.

September 2019 | Breaking Down Barriers: Understanding Hispanic High School Students’ Perceptions on the Transition to College
ACT Center for Equity in Learning

This report offers recommendations to policymakers to boost postsecondary attainment rates. The research, which consisted of interviews with Hispanic students and parents, was conducted by ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning in conjunction with Univision Communications.

September 2019 | Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods
Annie E. Casey Foundation

This snapshot shares the latest data — for the nation and each state — on children growing up in high-poverty areas. It also singles out two important factors, geographic location and race and ethnicity, that shape a child’s risk of living in concentrated poverty.

September 2019 | Disproportionality in School Discipline: An Assessment in Maryland through 2018. Study Snapshot
Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic

The report presents an analysis of administrative data from Maryland to identify trends in school removals (out of school suspensions and expulsions) from 2009/10 to 2017/18, and determine whether schools with and without discipline disproportionalities differ in significant ways.

September 2019 | Education Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis
Education Commission of the States

This Policy Brief explores the connection between education policy and the opioid crisis, provides examples of recent state policies and initiatives, and outlines considerations for education policy leaders.