KIDSCount Data Book 2019

Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases its KIDS COUNT Data Book, a resource that gathers information on various factors affecting the well-being of children in the United States. The report is accompanied by a data center that allows users to view data on trends in their states as well as nationwide.

3.28.2019 -

Navigating the Childcare Gap in Rhode Island

The LISC Institute spoke to two child care providers in Rhode Island about what the child care gap looks like in their communities.

3.23.2019 -

Letter from the Editor: Spotlight on Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact

Learn why the LISC Institute is spotlighting Early Learning: Infrastructure and Impact in this Letter from the Editor.

Community Schools Playbook

In a 2017 report, the National Education Policy Center and Learning Policy Institute synthesized findings from 143 research studies and found that community schools can be an effective model to provide equitable, high-quality educational opportunities.

3.31.2017 -

“Financial Aid” That Does More

For low-income students, attending—and paying for—a four-year college can be far out of reach. Offering opportunities to receive career-specific training and earn credentials, community colleges serve as an avenue to skilled jobs for students who may not be in the right circumstances to attend a four-year college and who do not need a four-year degree to earn a decent living.