Meet the Class of 2013 Through Child Trends’ Lens

Published by EducationNews.org — If the 3 million-plus grads were 100 kids, here’s what their backgrounds would be: The mortarboards have been tossed. The “Congratulations Grad” balloons have withered. Grandma’s gift check has been cashed — and likely spent. In short, the high-school class of 2013 is launched into official adulthood. So, who are they? ChildContinue reading “Meet the Class of 2013 Through Child Trends’ Lens”

What Does a Flourishing, Healthy, Competent Kid Look Like?

Published by EducationNews.org — Child Trends is working on a new project to track positive trends among children and youth. Child Trends has started a “Flourishing Child Project.” Ironically, Child Trends (CT) has long been among my most reliable sources of data about the state of American kids, almost all of which is depressingly negative.  TheirContinue reading “What Does a Flourishing, Healthy, Competent Kid Look Like?”