Dismantling Systemic and Structural Racism to Improve the Mental Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth

Systemic racism across various systems, including child welfare, has historically perpetuated inequities experienced by marginalized groups. A May 2023 article in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology explores these inequities specifically related to the mental health needs of marginalized and … Read More

7 Ways to Introduce Executive Functions to Kids & Teens

Executive functioning skills are the building blocks to success. These are the skills that help us plan, organize, prioritize, start tasks, manage our time, and work through challenges. Without a doubt, these are skills we all use every day, and … Read More

Inclusive & Innovative Assessments for Students With Learning Disabilities

Introduction and Summary The COVID-19 pandemic sparked a national conversation about the role of public education, what should be taught, and what makes a high-quality education. The mental, emotional, and physical health of students was a pillar in the debate … Read More

A Poor Poverty Measure

To identify children in need, look beyond free lunch data In education policy and public debate, we often talk about students from “low-income” families. That descriptor is typically based on data from the National School Lunch Program, which provides qualified … Read More

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INTRODUCTION & PURPOSEEarly experiences matter. Science shows us that the first 3 years of a child’s life are a critical period for growth and development. “Of the 12 million babies and toddlers in the United States, more than half spend … Read More

Academic Success for Students in Foster Care Begins with Strong Partnerships Between Child Welfare and Education Systems

July 6, 2022 | Aysha E. Schomburg, Associate Commissioner | Children’s Bureau and Ruth Ryder, Deputy Assistant Secretary | Office of Elementary and Secondary Ed The 2021-2022 school year has come to a close. As students begin their summer break, … Read More

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Save Our Education Now: An Emergency COVID-19 Education Plan to Get the Poorest and Most Marginalised Children Safely Back to School and Learning

Save Our Education Now: An Emergency COVID-19 Education Plan to Get the Poorest and Most Marginalised Children Safely Back to School and Learning. Save the Children. 2021 CLICK HERE


The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of Covid-19 School Closures.

Using a structural life-cycle model, we quantify the long-term impact of school closures during the Corona crisis on children affected at different ages and coming from households with different parental characteristics. In the model, public investment through schooling is combined … Read More

Education Is All In Your Mind

Education Is All In Your Mind New York Times OpEd Article, By RICHARD E. NISBETT Published: February 7, 2009. Richard E. Nisbett, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, is the author of Intelligence and How to Get It: … Read More

Solving the Data Puzzle – Collecting and Sharing Information Between Child Welfare and Education

For a complete manual and tools about information sharing between child welfare and education, please download Solving the Data Puzzle: A How To Guide Collecting and Sharing Information to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Out of-Home Care.