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1.3 million homeless students in US - 2019 report
From the web site: "This is the latest article in The 74’s ongoing ‘Big Picture’ series, bringing American education into sharper focus through new research and data.

This article shows that More than 1.3 million public school students experienced homelessness during the 2016-17 school year, a 7 percent increase over three years ago and the largest number ever recorded. Over the past decade, the population of students experiencing homelessness has spiked by a startling 70 percent."

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21st Century Skills Every Student Needs - 2017 article
The graphics and charts in this World Economic Forum article provide a clear list of skills and habits that need to be learned by students and adults.

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99 Problems Facing Higher Ed - 2018 Salon.com article
This article begins as a commentary about media coverage of "left-wing" college student protests. Then it provides a list of 99 issues that it feels are more important to talk about, starting with Tuition, Student Loan Debt, Housing Costs\ and Hunger. Each topic is linked to an article, which makes this a valuable resource for anyone researching this issue.

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A Generation of School Closings in Chicago - WBEZ 2018 article
This article leads of with "In the time it has taken for a child to grow up in Chicago, city leaders have either closed or radically shaken up some 200 public schools — nearly a third of the entire district — a comprehensive new tally by WBEZ finds.

These decisions, defended as the best and only way to improve chronically low-performing schools or deal with serious under-enrollment, have meant 70,160 children — the vast majority of them black — have seen their schools closed or all staff in them fired.

That's more than all of the students and schools in Boston." Take some time to read it.

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America's Public Schools Highly Segregated - see maps
These maps in this article show that America’s public schools are still highly segregated by race and income, with the declining share of white students typically concentrated in schools with other white students and the growing share of Latino students concentrated into low-income public schools with other students of color.

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Annenberg Institute for School Reform
From the web site: "What will it take to build an education system that provides high-quality learning and development opportunities for all of a community’s students? AISR believes that all reform efforts must be grounded in equitable access to learning opportunities for our nation’s most under served students. Schools and districts cannot do this work alone. To address persistent achievement gaps and develop sustainable education reform at scale requires the combined commitment, efforts, and investment of an entire community. " Visit the site and learn more.

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Bringing Together Resources Students Need to Learn - blog
This article from the Community Works Institute (CWI) blog talks about the social emotional needs of students and how two researchers are trying to address this.

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Chicago Public Schools Data Sources - Google doc
This Google doc is a listing of resources shared by The Chicago Public Education Fund at at May 2018 Chicago City Data User Group meeting.

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Chicago Public Schools Data Sources - Google doc
This Google doc is a listing of resources shared by The Chicago Public Education Fund at at May 2018 Chicago City Data User Group meeting.

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Chronic School Absence Across the United States - Interactive map
With this interactive resource you can zoom into the state, city and individual school level to see chronic school attendance rates. Use for understanding problem and focusing on solutions.

This article shows how to use the map: https://tinyurl.com/The74-ChronicAttendanceMap
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College isn’t a cure for the US's racial wealth gap - 2018 article
This article from the World Economic Forum talks about a 2017 study, published in the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, in which researchers decided to dig deeper into the question of how much impact college has on closing the racial wealth gap, and determined that over time,that college degrees contribute to wealth accumulation for white graduates—but not black graduates. Read the article.

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Data Points: Black students declining at Chicago's top public high schools and in CPS overall
2018 Metropolitan Chicago Planning Council report shows decline of African American students at top schools and throughout the entire system.

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Digital Promise Research Map
One of the resources on this site is a huge library of research and ideas that anyone can use to build better programs to help young people. The site uses innovative visualizations to help people navigate the information on the site. Take a look.

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Digital Redlining - limiting of learning opportunities
Just as housing redlining restricted lending and where people of color lived in US cities, digital redlining is restricting what youth from low-income backgrounds, and those who attend community colleges in America. Read the article and build your understanding of this issue.

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Dissecting The Soaring Graduation Rate For Black Boys In Chicago
Chicago Public Schools boast growing graduation rates, but are these numbers totally true? This 2019 WEBZ article looks deeper at the graduation rates for Black Boys in Chicago.

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EdGap.org map shows ACT scores and poverty levels for 19 cities
From the web site: "This map is a visualization of average high-school SAT and ACT scores and median household income. Each circle on the map is a high school with at least 150 students, and the size and color of the circle give information about the average college-readiness scores at this school. The circles change from red to green and increase in size as scores go up; the blue background gets darker with increasing household income. Students are not considered college ready until they have ACT scores of about 21 or higher and/or SAT scores of about 1000 or higher."

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Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?
Interview with Harvey Kantor, starts with "Wages are down and unions are weaker than ever, but still the myth that education can fix poverty persists." Worth listening to. Text is included.

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Education data web site - U.S. Department of Education
From the web site: "Data.ed.gov is part of the Department of Education's (ED) Open Government initiative to make high-value data sets publicly available in user-friendly, machine-readable formats. Data.ed.gov organizes, makes accessible, and highlights data from ED's diverse set of programs. It will serve as a one-stop shop for education data, allowing practitioners, researchers, and the public to access data that can inform their work in classrooms and communities across America."

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Educational Technology Not Leveling Playing Field
This article illustrates how important mentors, coaches and extra adults are to how young people use technology for learning.

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Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers
This European Commission report starts with "Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learnt. You don't have to be born an entrepreneur to run a successful business. You can become one by developing an entrepreneurial mind set and skills. As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it's necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries. The main objective of the European Commission is to promote entrepreneurship education and stress its importance at all levels from primary school to university and beyond." Search this web site for "Entrepreneurship Education" and find many related articles and resources.

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Facts showing racial disparities - and education gap in US
The Black Star Project web site has a wealth of statistical information, articles and other information that communities can use to build a better understanding of the challenges facing minority communities. Use this information to support your own involvement in solving this problem by providing a wider range of learning and employment resources to young people and adults in these communities.

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Importance of Location when understanding academic success of Gateway to College Students
This report, supported by the Carnegie Council of New York, is full of maps and charts that build an understanding of poverty in different parts of the US. Data is viewed at the zip code level.

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Lifelines for Poor Children - article argues for preK programs
From the web site: "This article in The New York Times on September 15, 2013 was written by James J. Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Laureate in economics. ”

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Mass Incarceration Pushes Black Children Further Behind in School
This article in The Atlantic talks about a new 2017 study that "shows that the disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color contribute to race-based inequalities in educational attainment."

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Pathways to Prosperity 2014 - The Achievement Gap
This is an annual report and conference focusing on education issues. Find more materials like this at Harvard's Usable Knowledge Portal: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/uk

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