Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Under what circumstances can a student be suspended or expelled? When are schools in your state required to report to law enforcement? Last week, the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, released a school discipline guidance package to assist states, districts and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate. The package includes a compendium of state laws and regulations about student discipline-compiled by Child Trends and searchable online, for each state, by specific approach, infraction, oversight, and more. 

Trend Lines Blog

Tips on book reading for parents of young children 
Hillary's favorite!
Hillary Clinton's favorite graph of 2013 was a Child Trends graph about parents reading to children. For parents, reading to children is important, but there's more you can do to encourage early literacy. Find out what. 

Ten topics you'd be remiss to have missed
Take a look back at some of our top topics in 2013, from the risks facing military kids, to child welfare policies nationwide, to helping Latina teens avoid pregnancy.  

  New Research

Child care and early education policy and research 
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), released several publications produced by Child Trends as part of the Child Care and Early Education Policy and Research Analysis Project. 

The Child Care Decision-Making Literature Review provides an overview of factors that influence parents' decision-making related to child care. Conceptualizing and Measuring Collaboration in the Context of Early Childhood Care and Education presents a state-level collaboration logic model depicting the key components of collaboration across early care and education, and identifies and considers existing measures of collaboration. Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say presents guidelines for identifying technical jargon used in child care surveys and developing alternative wording, and discusses implications for improved data quality

Free Webinar 

Involving clients in decision-making
Most of us recognize that it is important to listen to the people we serve, but many of us have yet to go beyond recognition to real action in this realm. Presenters in this PerformWell webinar will talk about why and how to really involve clients or participants in decision-making, how to make it affordable for programs, and how to know if these efforts have been successful. PerformWell is a partnership between the Urban InstituteChild Trends and Social Solutions.

Thursday, January 16, 3:00-4:30pm ET

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