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
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
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.
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
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.