Residential Instability and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Education Program

What We Know, Plus Gaps in Research

Report

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program promises services and support to help homeless students succeed. This report spells out what we know — and all that we do not know — about the program’s impact on academic outcomes since its creation in 1987. It ends with an urgent call to fill in an array of research gaps so that policymakers can make informed decisions about the program's future and its capacity to ease the burden of residential instability on today’s youth.           

May 1, 2010

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School Readiness, Full-Day Kindergarten, and Student Achievement

An Empirical Investigation

Report

Using data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998–1999, this report examines the relationship between a child's preparedness for kindergarten and their achievements in math and reading through grade 5, and whether program components like full-day kindergarten help or hinder development of academic and non-academic skills.

January 1, 2006

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Building Culturally & Linguistically Competent Services

to Support Young Children, Their Families, and School Readiness

Report

This tool kit provides resources, strategies and guidance to help communities achieve cultural and linguistic competence across all programs that help families with young children, toward a goal of promoting healthy early childhood development and school readiness.  

May 1, 2004

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Generation Broke

The Growth of Debt Among Young Americans

Report

Statistics are presented to show how indebtedness for young adults-- from credit cards, healthcare, education, housing and childcare-- affects their future and what can be done about it. 

October 12, 2004

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Money Pals, Part One

Being Cool with Cash

Practice Guide

This workbook is designed to teach children in foster care, ages 8 to 11, practical skills about using money,

June 17, 2002

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I Know Where I’m Going, Part One

But Will My Cash Keep Up

Practice Guide

This guide, written for teenagers in foster care, provides the knowledge and skills necessary to be financially savvy and able to save for your future. 

June 17, 2002

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