The criminal justice system reinforces and deepens inequalities among young people in America. This issue takes stock of the policies, programs, and practices that may reduce those inequalities at each stage of the process, from police stops on the street through sentencing and incarceration.
To have a meaningful impact on nationwide achievement gaps, writes Sarah Cohodes of Teachers College, Columbia University, in this new synthesis of the latest and best research, charter school approaches would need to be adopted beyond the charter sector itself. Any interventions that are built around using charter schools to close achievement...
Evidence is growing that disparities in social and emotional skills are just as important as academic disparities. This timely issue offers scientific evidence about which interventions are most likely to improve these skills.
Although some policymakers still question the value of pre-K education, the weight of the evidence presented in this issue of Future of Children indicates that high-quality pre-K programs can indeed play an important role in improving later outcomes, particularly for children from more disadvantaged families.
Helping Children of Incarcerated Parents and Children in Foster Care