Attendance Higher Education OHE Absenteeism NECAP Chronic Absenteeism Chronic Absence Education Health Math Making Connections Literacy Middle School DIBELS High School College Major Education Demographics Postsecondary Maternal Health GPA Lead Poisoning Primary Major Out-Of-School-Time Employment Disaffection Economy Drug Use In Labor Force
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.
A profile of at risk youth in schools can help us help them.
Sources: Health, RIDE
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
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
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.
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
This story investigates the details of educational building blocks and their relationship to completion of diplomas, degrees, and certificates.
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
A data story previewing the linkage of data from K-12 to higher education.
Sources: RIDE, NSC, RIOPC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, RIOPC, RI DLT