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Benefits of Childhood Mental Health Intervention ‘Ripple Across Generations’

July 27, 2022
Duke Research Blog

A childhood intervention program called Fast Track improves family life into the second generation, report researchers.

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Duke Announces Winners of the 2022 DST Spark Seed Grants

July 20, 2022
Duke Today

Sarah Komisarow is among nine early- to mid-career faculty from across Duke campus and the School of Medicine who have been recognized for pursuing new directions and ideas to enhance novel research and scholarship at Duke.

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NCER Awards Over $92 Million in Education Research Grants

July 15, 2022
IES National Center for Education Research

NCER awards 45 new grants through its FY 2022 Education Research Grants program, an investment of more than $92 million across its various content areas and project types.

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Investing in Latino children and youth—the future strength of the US

July 12, 2022
Brookings

The recently released 2022 Census statistics reveal two converging facts about the U.S. population: It is aging, and, simultaneously, becoming increasing racially and ethnically diverse.

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Getting Tough? The Effects of Discretionary Principal Discipline on Student Outcomes

July 11, 2022
FutureEd

The debate over school discipline often devolves into whether stricter rules create more orderly school environments or produce dire consequences for students. A new report looking at principals’ disciplinary styles suggests that both outcomes could be true.

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Blog Posts

Educational Support for Immigrant Students and their Families Begins with Renewed Perspective

May 13, 2022

In her recent lecture, Teaching in Times of COVID: Preparing Teachers to Work with Immigrant Students, Families, and Communities, Dr. Ana Christina da Silva addressed many questions teachers and schools are still asking. Dr. da Silva’s approach to the challenge invites educators to embrace curiosity, rather than grapple for control.

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Gennetian Appointed as Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research

April 26, 2022

Lisa A. Gennetian has been appointed as a research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Program on Children. A top nonpartisan research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, NBER is dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers and business professionals.

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Creating More Promising Preschool Programs: How Can We Protect Against Fade Out of Skills Learned During Preschool?

April 5, 2022

Dr. Margaret Burchinal of the University of Virginia recently joined the Center to deliver her guest lecture, “Creating More Promising Preschool Programs: Implications of Preschool Quality and Fade-Out/Catch-Up.”

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Study reveals how parents may help children develop resilience in the face of a public health crisis

March 11, 2022

Newly published research examining adolescent stress during the COVID-19 pandemic suggests parents can play a key role in helping their children develop resilience in the face of community-wide threats or public health crises.

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News Releases

Bipartisan Group Offers Policy Plan for Rebalancing National Investments Toward Children

February 8, 2022
News Release

A bipartisan report released today on the challenges and opportunities facing children in America stresses the need to rebalance national investments toward children.

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Heightened Immigration Enforcement Has Troubling Impact on Babies

February 3, 2021
News Release

Harsher immigration law enforcement by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement leads to decreased use of prenatal care for immigrant mothers and declines in birth weight, according to new Duke University research.

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A Third of U.S. Families Face a Different Kind of Poverty

January 6, 2021
News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already “net worth poor,” lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke University. In 2019, 57 percent of Black families and 50 percent of Latino families with children were poor…

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A Simple Enrollment Change Yields Big Dividends in Children’s Early Learning Program

October 6, 2020
News Release

Duke study shows automatic enrollment, paired with option to opt-out, is highly effective at boosting parents’ participation.

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For Vulnerable Families, Pandemic’s Effect on Mental Health is Swift and Harsh

September 2, 2020
News Release

DURHAM, N.C. – In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially worsened mental health among U.S. hourly service workers and their children – especially those experiencing multiple hardships, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University and Barnard College. The study leverages real-time, daily survey data collected…

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