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English language learners

Nearly one in three U.S. children lives in a home where a language other than English is spoken. This brief compares state-level trends in math and reading achievement for English language learners and their peers. 

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Teens and their families

Most teens’ parents say they communicate very well with their teens about things that matter. This brief highlights other elements of the family environment and teen well-being.

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Applying the Research

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How states fund child welfare

Total spending on child welfare has declined for the first time in nearly 20 years. This report summarizes findings from a national survey of states’ child welfare spending. Where’s the money coming from in your state?

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