California’s 30 largest school districts—which educate nearly 2 million students—are facing multiple stresses tied to the economic crisis at a state and national level, threatening their ability to provide a quality education to California’s children.
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Learn how the state’s fiscal crisis–and the rippling effects of the Great Recession–has taken a massive toll on schools in California and the nation.
Based on a survey of principals from around the state, this report from UCLA IDEA (Institute for Democracy, Education, & Access) describes how the economic crisis has affected California’s schools.
Emerging research shows how parental unemployment can depress students’ academic outcomes.
This study from the National Bureau of Economic Research found that parental job loss increases the probability of being held back in school by around 15 percent.
A number of studies show a connection between the housing crisis and school performance.
The housing crisis that precipitated our ongoing recession began with the foreclosure of 15% of US mortgages. There remains substantial disagreement, however, about whether and how public health departments should specifically address health problems experienced by the people who lost their homes in this crisis.
As a result of the economic crisis, increasing numbers of children are without health insurance, reliant on free & low-cost school meals, and suffering other stresses that can affect their academic performance.
The stress of a spelling bee or a challenging science project can enhance a student’s focus and promote learning. But the stress of a dysfunctional or unstable home life can poison a child’s cognitive ability for a lifetime, according to new research.
With a thriving economy still a distant vision, a growing number of schools and communities are implementing strategies to mitigate the impact of the crisis on children.
This report from the Center for American Progress examines specific examples of schools where wraparound services such as health care services and expanded food assistance are benefiting teachers & students.
Researchers have found a variety of other indicators that reveal even more about the impact of the economic crisis on children and education.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation annual report profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 measures of well-being.