I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples.

~Mother Teresa

The theme of this Buzz is the data of the day, which tell a story of “now” but also help us prepare and plan for where and how to bring our parent voices to bear on shaping the educational and community landscape in which we live.

Our best to you all,

The CPIR Team | Debra, Lisa, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Myriam


Data on Children and Families

The 101 Guide To Telling a Compelling Story With Data
Walk through the eight steps it takes to tell a compelling story through data.

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual data book gives us information on national and state-level data on 16 key indicators of child well-being within the domains of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. States are ranked, best to worst, on overall child well-being, and on each of the four domains.

Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families
This report presents the results of the first nationally-representative telephone survey of lower-income parents on issues related to digital connectivity. How connected are they? And how are they connected?

The Direct Support Workforce and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities
This issue of IMPACT examines the workforce challenges in our long-term care system and their consequences. It presents data on the direct support workforce; shares personal stories of what is and isn’t working for those delivering and receiving supports; looks at creative actions being taken around the country to address workforce issues; and explores ways to ensure that quality supports are there for people with disabilities and their families in all our communities.

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Your State’s Data on Education and Special Education

2018 State Determination Letters from OSERS
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services released State determinations on how well each state is implementing IDEA for babies and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and for school-aged children (Part B). Just 21 states received the “meets requirements” designation in an annual compliance review. How did your state do?

State-level Statistics and Fact Facts
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is an excellent resource to consult for education data at both the national and state levels. The back-to-school data are especially interesting!

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The CPIR hopes that you’ve found useful and relevant resources listed in this month’s Buzz from the Hub. Please feel free to write to the editor, Lisa Küpper, at lkupper@fhi360.org to suggest the types of resources you’d like to see in the future. CPIR is listening! Your input is extremely valuable to helping us to craft newsletters that support your work with families.

Debra, Myriam, Jessica, Ana-Maria, and Lisa
The CPIR Team


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