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Achievement

Condition of Education
National Center for Education Statistics

Digest of Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics

Diplomas Count 2013: Turning Dropouts into Graduates
Education Week

Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness
U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for American Progress

Nation’s Report Card
National Center for Education Statistics

Quality Counts 2013: Safety, Discipline, and School Climate
Education Week

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Among Children Aged 5–17 Years in the United States, 1998–2009
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diagnosed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disability: United States, 2004-2006
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Adoption

Adoption USA: A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

After-School Programs

The Evaluation of Enhanced Academic Instruction in After-School Programs: Findings After the First Year of Implementation
Institute of Education Sciences

Autism

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders — Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 Sites, United States, 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavior Problems

Efficacy of Schoolwide Programs to Promote Social and Character Development and Reduce Problem Behavior in Elementary School Children
National Center for Education Statistics

Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom
What Works Clearinghouse

Bullying

Analysis of State Bullying Laws and Policies&
EMT Associates, Inc.

Bullying in Schools
Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Predictors of Bullying and Victimization in Childhood and Adolescence: A Meta-analytic Study
School Psychology Quarterly

School Bullying Among Adolescents in the United States: Physical, Verbal, Relational, and Cyber
Journal of Adolescent Health

Social and Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning

Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber-Bullying: Results from the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
National Center for Education Statistics

Charter Schools

Achievement and Attainment in Chicago Charter Schools&
Rand Corporation

Child Abuse and Neglect

Seclusions and Restraints: Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers
U.S. Government Accountability Office

The Recession and Child Maltreatment
First Focus

Child and Family Statistics

ASCD Whole Child Snapshots: Measuring Whole Child Success Across the States

2013 Kids Count Data Book: National and State-by-State Data on Key Indicators of Child Well-Being
The Annie E. Casey Foundation

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2013
Forum on Child and Family Statistics

2013 Child Well-Being Index
Foundation for Child Development

Federal, State, and Local Spending to Address Child Abuse and Neglect in SFYS 2008 and 2010
Child Trends

Functional Difficulties Among School-Aged Children: United States, 2001-2007
National Health Statistics Reports

Crisis and Emergency Management

Emergency Management: Most School Districts Have Developed Emergency Management Plans, but Would Benefit from Additional Federal Guidance
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Prior Knowledge of Potential School-Based Violence: Information Students Learn May Prevent a Targeted Attack
U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education

Dating Violence

The Facts on Teens and Dating Violence
Family Violence Prevention Fund

Teen Dating Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disabilities

Access to Educational and Community Activities for Young Children with Disabilities
National Center for Education Statistics

Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008
U.S. Department of Justice

National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2): Fact Sheets
National Center for Special Education Research

Patterns in the Identification of and Outcomes for Children and Youth With Disabilities
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Post-High School Outcomes of Youth With Disabilities up to 4 Years After High School
National Center for Special Education Research

The State of Learning Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Discipline

Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effective in the Schools? An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations
American Psychological Association Zero Tolerance Task Force

Safety with Dignity: Alternatives to the Over-Policing of Schools
New York Civil Liberties Union and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Texas’ School-to-Prison Pipeline
Texas Appleseed

Dropout and Graduation

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation
America’s Promise Alliance

Diplomas Count 2013: Turning Dropouts into Graduates
Education Week

Dropout Prevention
What Works Clearinghouse

Dropout Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs: A Technical Report
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007
National Center for Education Statistics

Locating the School Dropout Crisis
Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk

Public School Graduates and Dropouts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009-2010
National Center for Education Statistics

Trends in High School Drop Out and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2009
National Center for Education Statistics

Drug Abuse

Making Sense of Student Drug Testing: Why Educators are Saying No
American Civil Liberties Union and the Drug Policy Alliance

Monitoring the Future: Key Findings on Adolescent Drug Use: 2012 Overview
National Institute on Drug Abuse

2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Perceptions of Risk from Substance Use Among Adolescents
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Substance Use Disorders in Substate Regions: 2008 to 2010
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Early Intervention

Promoting Social-Emotional Well Being in Early Intervention Services: A Fifty-State View
National Center for Children in Poverty

Economic Conditions

The Effect of the Recession on Child Well-Being
First Focus

The Impact of the Mortgage Crisis on Children
First Focus

Turning Point: The Long Term Effects of Recession-Induced Child Poverty
First Focus

Education Statistics

Condition of Education
National Center for Education Statistics

Digest of Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics

Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Local Education Agencies From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009-10
National Center for Education Statistics

Projections of Education Statistics to 2021
National Center for Education Statistics

Public Elementary and Secondary School Student Enrollment and Staff From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009-10
National Center for Education Statistics

Trends Among High School Seniors, 1972-2004
National Center for Education Statistics

Emotional Disturbance

U.S. Children 4-17 Years of Age Who Received Services for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: Preliminary Data from the 2005 National Health Inventory Survey
National Center for Health Statistics

Financing Services for Children and Youth

Big Ideas for Children: Investing in Our Nation’s Future
First Focus

Children’s Budget 2013
First Focus

Federal Outlook for Exceptional Children
Council for Exceptional Children

Kids’ Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011
The Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute

Public Financing of Home and Community Services for Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances: Selected State Strategies
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Return on Educational Investment: A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity
Center for American Progress

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2009–10
National Center for Education Statistics

The President’s 2014 Budget
First Focus

Foster Children

Children on the Outside: Voicing the Pain and Human Costs of Parental Incarceration
Justice Strategies

Legal Center for Foster Care and Education
American Bar Association

Homelessness

Homeless Children and Youth: Causes and Consequences
National Center for Children in Poverty

Hunger and Homelessness Survey
The United States Conference of Mayors

IDEA

Thirty-First Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2009
U.S. Department of Education

Immigration

Legal Issues for School Districts Related to the Education of Undocumented Children
National School Boards Association and National Education Association

Juvenile Justice

Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

From Time Out to Hard Time: Young Children in the Adult Criminal Justice System
University of Texas at Austin

Substance Abuse and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs

Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency
National Association of State Directors of Special Education and the Disability Rights Network

Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System
National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Mental Health

Children's Mental Health: What Every Policymaker Should Know
National Center for Children in Poverty

The Mental Health of Adolescents: A National Profile, 2008
National Adolescent Health Information Center

Major Depressive Episode Among Youths Aged 12 to 17 in the United States: 2004 to 2006
The NSDUH Report

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities
Board on Children, Youth, and Families

The Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2007
Health Resources and Services Administration

Mental Health Services

Early Childhood Mental Health Services: Four State Case Studies
National Association of State Directors of Special Education

Mental Health, United States, 2010
Center for Mental Health Services

National Expenditures for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment, 1996-2009
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Role of Mental Health Services in Promoting Safe and Secure Schools
Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence and Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory

Use of Mental Health Services in the Past 12 Months by Children Aged 4-17 Years: United States, 2005-2006
National Center for Health Statistics

Military Families

Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America’s Commitment
U.S. Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Homeland Security

Support for Adolescents Who Experience Parental Military Deployment
Journal of Adolescent Health

The Impact of Parental Deployment on Child Social and Emotional Functioning: Perspectives of School Staff
Journal of Adolescent Health

Minority Populations

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
National Center for Education Statistics

No Child Left Behind

Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the Promise to Our Nation’s Children
The Commission on No Child Left Behind

Rewards & Roadblocks: How Special Education Students are Faring Under No Child Left Behind
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Obesity

Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, Trends 1963-1965 Through 2007-2008
National Center for Health Statistics

Poverty

Children in Poverty
Child Trends, Inc.

Income, Expenditures, Poverty, and Wealth
U.S. Census Bureau

Prevention

Benefits and Costs of Prevention and Early Intervention Programs for Youth
Washington State Institute for Public Policy&

Impacts of a Violence Prevention Program for Middle Schools
National Center for Educational Evaluation and Regional Assistance

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities
Board on Children, Youth, and Families

Promotion and Prevention in Mental Health: Strengthening Parenting and Enhancing Child Resilience
Center for Mental Health Services

Standards of Evidence: Criteria for Efficacy, Effectiveness and Dissemination
Society for Prevention Research

Suicide Prevention in the Schools
Center for School Mental Health Analysis and Action

Privacy and Confidentiality

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records
National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to the Privacy of Student Information: A Resource for Schools
National Forum on Education Statistics

Private School Voucher Programs

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years
Institute of Education Sciences

Psychotropic Drugs

Emergency Department Visits Involving Accidental Ingestion of Drugs by Children Aged 5 or Younger
Drug Abuse Warning Network

Prescription Drug Use Continues to Increase: U.S. Prescription Drug Data for 2007-2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychotropic Drugs and Children: A 2007 Update
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

Pupil Services Personnel

Effective Pupil Services: Research, Data, and References
National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel

Rural Education

Status of Education in Rural America
National Center for Education Statistics

School Climate

From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America: A Survey of Students and Teachers
Harris Interactive, Inc.

2011 National School Climate Survey: LGBT Youth Face Pervasive, But Decreasing Levels of Harassment
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

School Connectedness

School Connectedness: Strategies for Increasing Protective Factors Among Youth
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Crime and Safety

Children's Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey
U.S. Department of Justice

Crime Against People with Disabilities, 2008
U.S. Department of Justice

Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools
National Center for Education Statistics

Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence (Second Edition)
Bureau of Justice Assistance

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012
National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics

Prior Knowledge of Potential School-Based Violence: Information Students Learn May Prevent a Targeted Attack
U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education

Protect Children, Not Guns
Children's Defense Fund

Safe With Dignity: Alternatives to the Over-Policing of Schools
New York Civil Liberties Union and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform

School Survey on Crime and Safety
National Center for Education Statistics

Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results From the 2005 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
National Center for Education Statistics

Surveillance for Violent Deaths, National Violent Death Report System, 16 States, 2005
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Violence by Teenage Girls: Trends and Context
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

School Health

Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in School Reforms to Close the Achievement Gap
Campaign for Educational Equity

School Health Policies and Programs Study
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Health Profiles
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

School Mental Health

Children’s Mental Health: Facts for Policymakers
Mailman School of Public Health

School-Based Mental Health: An Empirical Guide for Decision-Makers
Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health

School Mental Health Services in the United States: 2002-2003
Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Sexual Minority Youth

A Report on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People in Education
National Education Association

2011 National School Climate Survey: LGBT Youth Face Pervasive, But Decreasing Levels of Harassment
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network

Social and Character Development

Efficacy of Schoolwide Programs to Promote Social and Character Development and Reduce Problem Behavior in Elementary School Children
National Center for Education Statistics

Social and Emotional Learning

School-Wide Program Reduces Problem Behaviors and Improves Academic Outcomes
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment
National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention and Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional

The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions
Child Development

Stigma

Mental Health America Attitudinal Survey, Part IV: Understanding of and Attitudes Towards Mental Illness
Mental Health America

Youth and Mental Health Stigma
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health at Portland State University and Harris Interactive, Inc.

Student Mobility

K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Education Students Who Change School Frequently
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Technology

Technology Counts: STEM: The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Education Week

Testing Accommodations

State Testing Accommodations: A Look at Their Value and Validity
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Transition to Adulthood

America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood
National Center for Education Statistics

Violence and Aggression

Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Violent Behaviors and Family Income among Adolescents
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Youth Risk Behaviors

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance—United States, 2011
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zero Tolerance

Are Zero Tolerance Policies Effectives in the Schools: An Evidentiary Review and Recommendations
American Psychological Association Zero Tolerance Task Force

Safety First: A Reality-Based Approach to Teens and Drugs
Drug Policy Alliance

Test, Punish, and Push Out: How "Zero Tolerance" and High-Stakes Testing Funnel Youth into the School-To-Prison Pipeline
Advancement Project