Oregon Department of Education includes data and reports specific to Oregon’s educational system, including:
- Free/reduced lunch rates for schools and districts (this measure is often used as a barometer of financial need)
- Graduation/dropout rates
- Achievement data
- School and district report cards
The National Center for Homeless Education through the US Department of Education includes training resources on a wide range of topics, including:
- Curricula: Educating Students and Others about Homelessness
- Identifying Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness
- Data and Statistics on Homelessness
- Higher Education: Access to Higher Education for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Immigrants and Refugees
- Videos: Awareness Videos on Homelessness and Homeless Education
11 Facts About Education and Poverty in America through DoSomething.org, summarizes facts and citations as part of an initiative to move individuals to action and volunteerism.
“How Poverty Affects Classroom Engagement” in Educational Leadership, May 2013 by Eric Jensen describes seven reasons why students from low-income households are more likely to struggle in school and what can be done to change or decrease impacts.
Southern Education Foundation originally focused on improving educational excellence and equity in the South, now includes research and strategies for all parts of the US related to improving education policy, informing the public about education issues, strengthening schools, and promoting universal education. A 2013 research report update, “A New Majority: Low Income Students in the South and Nation,” reported that a majority of students throughout the American South and West (including Oregon) are low-income for the first time in at least four decades.