New education research? A good chance it’s from North Carolina

NC has become well known for producing high-quality education research

In part, due to the fact that the state has kept track of things like student test scores, teacher demographics, and school accountability data since the ’90s. It also is one of the few states where researchers can get student data (that has been anonymized) from a third party, in this case the North Carolina Education Research Data Center that operates out of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.

North Carolina nurses' home visits with new parents are paying off

Family Connects model shown to improve health and well-being of new parents and their babies

CBS This Morning features Family Connects International as part of its ongoing series, What’s Working, which looks at innovations that are paying off. Family Connects nurse home visiting program, developed by Ken Dodge, has shown to reduce child abuse and lower healthcare costs and emergency visits.