Using Integrated Data to Identify and Protect Children From Educational Risk

A Cleveland Case Study

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

December 13, 2018

Summary

This case study shows how data systems can be combined to identify educational risk factors and then develop and implement solutions for addressing them. It shares a detailed account of strategies — made possible through data systems developed by the Poverty Center — that various stakeholders utilized to protect children in Cleveland from lead exposure and its damaging effects on school readiness. The information presented is geared toward researchers and leaders who are interested in learning about the practical application of linked data.

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Key Takeaway

Introducing a flexible tool for multiple purposes and multiple users

In Cleveland, shared data provided researchers and practitioners with critical information for assessing housing risks and protecting children from lead exposure.

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