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The John T. Gorman Foundation strives to be data-driven and results based and seeks to promote information and ideas that advance greater understanding of issues related to our mission and priorities. In our effort to promote these values, we offer these research and best practice resources collected from reputable sources across the country. The library also includes briefs and reports the Foundation has commissioned or supported, a listing of which can be found here.
2018 Education Indicators for MaineEducate Maine has issued the 6th installment of this annual report that provides data snapshots of Maine’s education system from early childhood through postsecondary. The data in the report measures access, participation, and performance across the system. No one indicator tells a complete story. Taken together, they do provide the reader a view of what is working well and where we need to invest more time and resources. The John T. Gorman Foundation provided funding for this report. *JTGF-funded
Behavioral Intervention Materials Compendium
From Adolescence to Adulthood: A Blueprint for Helping Maine’s Youth Succeed
What is the market price of daycare and preschool?
Retirement, Leisure Activity Engagement, and Cognition Among Older Adults in the United States
May 22, 2018 – Seniors –Retirement is a salient later-life transition that may influence cognition. Leisure activities can help individuals better adjust to life after significant life transitions. This study examined the role of leisure activity engagement in the relationship between retirement and cognition.
Older People Working Longer, Earning More
May 22, 2018 – Seniors –By 2030, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that one in every five residents will be older than age 65. What do we know about older workers’ labor market participation and earnings today? We know that the number of older workers is on the rise. We also know that these workers are not only making more money on average than ever before but are outpacing the average earnings growth of other age groups.
The tax benefits for education don’t increase education
May 22, 2018 – Older Youth –Tax season ended last week. Taxpayers have filed for over $30 billion in credits and deductions for college expenses they paid in 2017.
Self-Regulation Snap Shot #2: A Focus on Preschool-Aged Children
May 1, 2018 – Young Children –Adult caregivers such as parents, teachers, coaches, and other mentors play a critical role in shaping and supporting self-regulation development from birth through young adulthood through an interactive process called “co-regulation.”
Head Start in Rural America2 It is also home to nearly 4,000 residents and serves as the hub for nearby Kawerak Head Start, a grantee that operates 11 centers across the Seward Peninsula and Saint Lawrence Island.3 Their Head Start programs are the only early education options in the region, serving about 240 Alaska Native children from remote villages and towns.
Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective
May 1, 2018 – Families –Racial disparities are among the most visible and persistent features of American society. For example, in 2016, the median household income of black Americans was $39,500, compared with $65,000 for non-Hispanic white Americans (U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census 2017). The sources of these disparities have been heavily studied and debated, with proposed explanations ranging from residential segregation (e.g., Wilson 1987; Massey and Denton 1993) and discrimination (e.g., Pager 2003; Eberhardt et al. 2004; Bertrand and Mullainathan 2004) to differences in family structure (e.g., McAdoo 2002; Autor et al. 2016) and even genetics (e.g., Rushton and Jensen 2005)
A Simpler Aid Application for Low-Income College Students A Simpler Aid Application for Low-Income College Students
May 1, 2018 – Older Youth –Policymakers, post-secondary education leaders, and researchers agree: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a barrier to achieving our nation’s college access goals. The sheer number of complicated and personal questions asked on the form can deter some students from going to college, or from receiving federal aid. Concerns about the FAFSA’s negative impact on enrollment and financial aid have sparked a bipartisan push to simplify and shorten the form by removing ‘unnecessary’ questions.