Data Stories

The Educational Impacts of Lead Exposure

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 lead poisoning.

Sources: Health, RIDE

Employment & Wage Outcomes of Workforce Training Programs

The RIDLT's annual Unified Expenditure Report captures the state's workforce development expenditures and activities, helping elected officials, policy-makers, and other stakeholders gain a better understanding of the impact of workforce development funds. For FY18-19, the DataHUB was used to track employment and wage outcomes not normally reported by training program providers.

Sources: RI DLT

Postsecondary Outcomes for Rhode Island Workforce Training Participants

This analysis focuses on workforce training program participants and their entry into postsecondary education. It assesses participants by the timing of their postsecondary enrollment and their training exit type and determines how many participants enter fields of study that are preparatory for the same industries they accessed in their workforce training program.

Sources: RIOPC, RI DLT

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

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

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

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

Voting Habits of Rhode Island's Young Adults

The Voting and Elections Modernization Act would implement online voter registration and in-person early voting in Rhode Island. How would these changes impact young voters?

Sources: U.S. Census, RISOS

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

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

How has Rhode Island's public education system shaped the early careers of youth adults?


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

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

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

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, CV, RIOPC, Crusade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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