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On this page are “Data Stories.” These stories, or guided tours through selected data, introduce new RI DataHUB users to the world of WEAVE software. Starting with an Essential Question, the stories walk the user through an example of how researchers, policy-makers, and the public might use this powerful analytical tool. Nestled within each data story are numerous “tips and tricks” for visualizing data with the graphing options of WEAVE’s interactive software.

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The Economic and Social Impact of Adult Education Programs in Rhode Island

Sources: RIDE, NSC, RIOPC, RI DLT, RISOS

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Employment Outcomes of RI Health Grads

Sources: RIOPC, RI DLT

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Health Grads In The RI Workforce

What is the employment landscape for health field graduates from RI's public higher education system?

Sources: RI DLT

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Preparing Workers for RI's High Demand Occupations

What do our higher education and workforce data show about RI's production of skilled workers and whether they are filling high-demand occupations?

Sources: RIOPC, RI DLT

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Adult Learners in RI's Workforce

Adult education programs are designed to provide adults at many levels of learning with the skills they need to provide for themselves and their families, advance their job prospects, and contribute to the general welfare of the state.

To discover the extent to which adult education in Rhode Island achieves these goals, we examine the impact of adult ed participation on learners’ ability to obtain and retain employment and to increase their earning capacity.

Sources: RI DLT

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Health Care and Social Assistance In Rhode Island's Economy

This story looks at the distribution of wages for jobs in RI's Health Care sector.

Sources: RI DLT

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Voting Habits of Rhode Island's Young Adults

Sources: U.S. Census, RISOS

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Impact of RI AmeriCorps Members

Rhode Island ranks in the top 10 states in the nation for per capita AmeriCorps participation. What value do these volunteers bring to our neighborhoods and to the state?

Sources: RIDE, U.S. Census, NSC, RIGIS, ServeRI, RI DLT, RISOS

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Young Adults in RI's Education-to-Career Pipeline

Sources: RIDE, RIOPC, RI DLT

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RI's College to Career Landscape

How do the fields of study of recent URI, RIC, and CCRI graduates relate to their place in the state's employment landscape?

Sources: U.S. Census, RIOPC, RI DLT

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Educating for a Stronger Workforce

This story investigates the details of educational building blocks and their relationship to completion of diplomas, degrees, and certificates.

Sources: RIDE

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RI's Out-of-School Time Programs

Preparing children for college, career, and life takes more than just reading, writing, and math. This story examines the critical role that out-of-school time programs in Rhode Island play in promoting youth well-being and success. To view the highlights from this story, click here.

Sources: RIDE, United Way

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An Introduction to RI's College Access and Persistence Programs

To improve higher education degree completion rates, the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC) has launched three new programs that partner with existing college access efforts. To view a presentation of the highlights of this story, click here.

Sources: RIDE, Crusade, CV, RIOPC

 
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Adult Education: Improving Rhode lsland's Workforce

This story examines the potential role of Adult Education in increasing the competitiveness of the workforce in RI, which continues to face one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.

Sources: RIDE

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Math Preparation and Postsecondary Success

This data story focuses on the importance of strong math preparation. It examines the level of math proficiency Rhode Island students obtain and how this relates to their postsecondary success. Issues of enrollment, remediation, and persistence are explored. To view a presentation of the highlights of this story, click here.

Sources: RIDE, RIOPC

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LDA K12 Story: Middle School Experiences

National research shows that by the end of the 9th grade, students who lack adequate credits and are "off track" for on-time graduation are those most at risk of dropping out. Given the importance of 9th-grade, efforts to improve graduation rates must begin before students enter high school. We examine the middle-school experiences of a cohort of students to explore what aspects of grades 6, 7 and 8 predict success in high school.

Sources: DCYF, RIDE, Health, U.S. Census

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Chronic Absenteeism Among Kindergarten Students

Schools can not teach students who are not there. Understanding the degree and nature of low attendance among the youngest students, as well as what they have in common, gives us insight into possible ways of mitigating both the absenteeism and its deleterious effects.

Sources: Health, RIDE

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Substance Use at Barrington Middle and High

This story examines the results of the BAY Team's bi-annual Youth Survey. It focuses on the starting age and frequency of drug use by Barrington students both between grades and over time.

Sources: RIDE

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The Educational costs of Unhealthy Housing

Environmental hazards in the home such as lead, mold, allergens, carbon monoxide, pesticides, and radon harm thousands of children in Rhode Island each year. In this story, we examine the educational costs of unhealthy housing, using lead poisoning as our proxy for unhealthy housing.

Sources: Health, RIDE

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High School Chronic Absenteeism & College Persistence: Linking K-12 data to Post-secondary outcomes

A data story previewing the linkage of data from K-12 to higher education.

Sources: RIDE, NSC, RIOPC

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Children and Youth Cabinet (Roger Williams MS)

Part two of the working data story for and with the Providence Mayor's Children and Youth Cabinet. The primary goal of this part of the story is to understand factors affecting attendance in middle school. Our focus school is Roger Williams Middle School.

Sources: RIDE

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Children and Youth Cabinet (PAIS & Cooley HS)

Final installment of the working data story for and with the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet. Our focus high schools are the Providence Academy of International Studies (PAIS) and William B. Cooley, Sr. Health & Science Technology High School (Cooley).

Sources: Health, PPSD, RIDE

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Children and Youth Cabinet (Bailey Elementary)

A data story for and with the Providence Mayor's Children and Youth Cabinet. The primary goal of the story is to understand factors affecting attendance in elementary school. Our focus school is Bailey Elementary.

Sources: Health, RIDE, U.S. Census

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Early Warning Signs - Substance use in Middle and High School

A story in our Early-Warning Systems Data Story Series. Here we'll examine student reports of substance use.

Sources: RIDE

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Introduction to the National High School YRBS

This data story provides an introduction to the indicators tracked in the school-based YRBS survey, which is conducted every two years by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local health authorities.

Sources: CDC

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An Early Warning Story: Youth at Risk of DCYF-Schools Involvement

A profile of at risk youth in schools can help us help them.

Sources: Health, RIDE


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