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  • KIDS COUNT 2016 Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

    The KIDS COUNT Data Book has been examining the educational, social, economic and physical well-being of children for more than a quarter century. In 2016, the annual study ranked Connecticut fifth in the nation for the overall well-being of its children. The state ranked second in children’s health and third in youth education. The report shows approximately 15 percent of Connecticut children live in poverty, up three percent since 2008. Twenty-eight percent of the state’s children were part of families in which no parent had secure employment, a four percent increase from 2008.

  • Data Bulletin: Connecticut's English Learners (Grades K-12), School Year 2014-15

    Data and analysis from the Connecticut State Department of Education on English Language Learners during the 2014-15 school year. Bulletin details level of support services as well as test scores and demographic breakdowns.

  • English Language Learners: The opportunities and challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity in our region

    The report produced by The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Latino Endowment Fund focuses on the issues faced by English Language Learners and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of increased cultural and linguistic diversity. The report aims to serve as a means to expand the important discussion on efforts to support English Language Learners in Connecticut’s communities and discusses how the increasingly globalized population represents the future of Connecticut’s workforce.

  • The Condition of Education in Connecticut: 2013-2014

    The Condition of Education in Connecticut is the Connecticut State Department of Education’s yearly status report on public education in the state. The report presents indicators that describe the progress of the public education system, the characteristics of its students and educators, and the resources expended. The report also incorporates key indicators around student engagement and student readiness for college and careers.

  • A Quick Glance at School Finance: A 50 State Survey of School Finance Policies

    Provides state-by-state descriptions of public elementary and secondary finance policies and programs in effect during the 2014-15 school year. The report consists of two volumes. In Volume I are state-by-state descriptions across all school finance components for each state. Volume II contains separate sections for select provisions across all states, including finance formulae and cost differentials for students and districts. Tax and expenditure information is also included in Volume II.

  • Turn and Face the Strain: Age Demographic Change and the Near Future of American Education

    The Foundation for Excellence in Education looks at how America’s growing number of school-age children will impact public education systems. The report details the potential impacts an increasing K-12 student population can have on achievement gaps and state and local funding.

  • Housing Policy is School Policy: Economically Integrative Housing Promotes Academic Success in Montgomery County, Maryland

    Authored by Heather Schwartz, this Century Foundation report uses the Montgomery County, Maryland school district to examine why the relationship between economic integration in neighborhoods and schools matters. The report looks at what can and cannot be learned from the results and how Montgomery County’s experience might pertain to that of similar suburbs, as well as to the challenges facing policymakers concerned with issues of affordable housing and education.

  • Research Bulletin: District Reference Groups, 2006

    District Reference Groups (DRGs) is a classification system in which districts that have public school students with similar socioeconomic status (SES) and need are grouped together. The 2006 DRGs are the fourth generation of the State Department of Education’s classification of school districts. The groups are based on seven variables (income, education, occupation, family structure, poverty, home language, and district enrollment). All variables were based upon families with children attending public school.

  • The Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990 to 2000 (Part 2: The Five Connecticuts)

    This report is the second in a series from UConn's Connecticut State Data Center titled, The Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990 to 2000. In the preceding report, Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages, it was shown that Connecticut's statewide averages, whether in terms of income, poverty, or racial composition, provided a misleading description of the state’s socioeconomics. In this report, a more representative description of town demographics is provided.

  • The Changing Demographics of Connecticut - 1990 to 2000 (Part 1: Comparing Connecticut to National Averages)

    This report from the Connecticut State Data Center at the University of Connecticut uses data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau in the 1990 Decennial Census and the 2000 Decennial Census to investigate demographic and socioeconomic changes in the State of Connecticut between 1990 and 2000. The report focuses on age, race, income, educational attainment, home ownership, and the prevalence of poverty.