Announcements

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
U.S. Agency for International Development

Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
This contest will award prize money to grassroots youth-led or youth-serving organizations in low- or middle-income countries to develop programs or strategies that address long-standing barriers to young women’s employment. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This study examines survey data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to estimate the prevalence of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. The results indicate that, as of 2016, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 years living in the U.S. had been diagnosed with ADHD, which is similar to previous estimates. Almost two thirds were taking medication, slightly less than half had received behavioral treatment in the past year, and nearly one fourth had received neither treatment. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons, and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report analyzes the relationship between high school career and technical education course-taking and later enrollment in postsecondary education. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This report, developed by the What Works Clearinghouse, reviews the research on the System of Least Prompts, a practice that involves defining and implementing a hierarchy of prompts to assist students in learning a skill. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 21 pages) presents data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year; completions from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016; and data on 12-month enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines who public high school students view as their main influence when they are considering postsecondary education and careers. Results show students relied on family members as the main influence when thinking about postsecondary education, and students relied on themselves primarily when thinking about careers. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students

These fact sheets, developed by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, explain how cyber incidents can affect schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, and the steps they can take to respond

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Environmental Protection Agency

This toolkit helps school officials responsible for the maintenance and/or safety of schools’ drinking water implement prevention programs for lead in drinking water. The toolkit introduces the 3Ts for an approach to reducing lead in drinking water: training, testing, and telling. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This new widget, developed by the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), allows website hosts to provide their visitors with links to ERIC's most popular resources. Students, librarians, and researchers can use the widget to gain immediate access to ERIC search tools and products to support their work and studies. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This video helps students and other Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) users who are writing research papers or other academic work develop citations for the resources they consulted on the ERIC platform. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This video helps students and other Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) users who are writing research papers or other academic work develop citations for the resources they consulted on the ERIC platform. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This resource (PDF, 122 pages) discusses substance misuse, tobacco use, and mental health issues among college students. College and university prevention practitioners, health center staff, and administrators can use this resource to learn more about the prevalence and causation factors of these issues among college students and to locate prevention materials. Learn more (PDF, 122 pages).

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students

This free mobile application, developed by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, allows school and school district personnel to walk around school grounds and examine their safety, security, accessibility, and emergency preparedness. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

This online training tool allows users to learn about the NCES data products across the education spectrum and evaluate them for their particular purposes. Researchers, students, policy specialists and analysts, and education professionals can use the training tool to learn about NCES datasets, their design, and special considerations for analysis to facilitate effective use. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

This policy guide, developed by Pathways RTC (Research and Training Center), is written for youth- and young adult-led groups and organizations that want to make changes in policies related to mental health and other human services that affect them and other transition-age youth. The guide is intended for use by youth and young adults working together within a group or organization to make specific change, usually in partnership with other agencies, groups, or organizations. Learn more.

Posted: April 4, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

In this webinar, experts from the American Institutes for Research discussed the ways that commonly-held beliefs derail the practice of program evaluation as part of a successful intervention. Learn more.

Posted: March 11, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)

These resources promote inclusive apprenticeship program models that meet employer needs by attracting a diverse array of candidates, including people with disabilities. ODEP's #ApprenticeshipWorks Guides introduce youth, educators, service providers, and businesses to the benefits and opportunities of inclusive apprenticeship. The #ApprenticeshipWorks Video Series demonstrates how apprenticeship works for job seekers and employers. These videos feature apprentices with and without disabilities and their apprenticeship sponsors participating in inclusive programs. Learn more.

Posted: March 11, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

These resources, developed by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, provide information for teens and their parents about sexual assault:

  1. Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Teens (PDF, 6 pages)
    Explains the difference between consent and coercion, addresses common questions and misconceptions about sexual assault; describes how drugs, alcohol, and the internet can interfere with safety; details how teens can protect themselves; and suggests steps teens can take if they are assaulted.
  2. Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents (PDF, 6 pages)
    Explains the difference between consent and coercion; addresses common questions and misconceptions about sexual assault; describes how drugs, alcohol, and the internet can play a part in sexual assault; provides tips on how parents can help their teen stay safe; and explains what to do if their teen is assaulted.
Posted: March 11, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This policy brief (PDF, 4 pages), developed by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, describes child sex trafficking, including what it is, who is at risk, the potential consequences, and what can be done to address it. Policymakers and other stakeholders can use this resource to better understand child sex trafficking and its relationship to child trauma, and to develop policy-relevant and child- trauma-focused recommendations to assist with developing responses. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).