Child & Family

Churning through Children’s Health: Improving Continuity of Medicaid Coverage

Researchers evaluate how implementation of continuous-eligibility enrollment policies affects the average length of children’s enrollment in the Medicaid program.

Measuring Teacher Quality: Do Teachers Impact Students’ Adult Outcomes?

A new study suggests that students who are taught by higher quality teachers have an increased chance of experiencing improved adult outcomes.

Tackling Bullying: Research-Based Tips for School Leaders

America Education Research Association (AERA) reminds us that bullying often goes undetected by adults, and offers several fairly simple guidelines for administrators to consider in order to make schools safer.

Child Neglect: Are We Doing Enough?

Research highlights the adverse consequences of severe child neglect and the importance of early intervention.

In Your Debt: The Impact of Stafford Loans on Community College Students

Expanding access to Stafford student loans improves outcomes among community college students.

Putting a Price on Child Maltreatment

Researchers attempt to quantify the impact of child maltreatment on Medicaid.

Juvenile Incarceration: Are We Locking Away Our Nation’s Future?

Incarcerated juveniles experience significant academic and social consequences compared to juveniles charged with similar crimes but not incarcerated.

Food Stamps: More than a Safety Net?

Researchers find positive effects on health and economic self-sufficiency decades after initial exposure to the largest US hunger safety net program.

The GED Is Changing: Evidence Suggests GED Prep Courses Should Change Too

Improved GED prep programs could significantly increase passage rates and college enrollment, suggests a timely and encouraging study from MDRC.

Can Gifting Computers to Students Narrow the Achievement Gap?

Researchers find that providing free computers to students lacking home computing access has no effect on educational outcomes.

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