2015 study from Stetson University published in Journal of Communications that explores violence in movies and video games and rates of societal violence over the same period.
2015 study in The Quarterly Journal of Economics showing how early incarceration hurts high school graduation rates and increases the chances of further contact with the criminal justice system.
2014 study in Health Affairs analyzing how the implementation of the Dependant Coverage Provision of the ACA helped boost rates of young persons seeking mental health treatment.
2013 review of scholarly studies that examine possible positive and negative outcomes of violent video game play, including links to aggressive behavior.
2014 research brief by Patricia Burch, University of Southern California; Annalee Good, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Carolyn J. Heinrich and Chandi Wanger, University of Texas at Austin.
2014 study published in the American Educational Research Journal exploring the factors associated with racial disparities in school discipline.
2014 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research examines why U.S. attitudes toward gays and lesbians have changed and to what extent it may be a function of popular culture.
2014 review of research and data on the continuing inequities in per-pupil public-school spending across the United States, and the impact of court rulings and reform efforts.
2014 paper from Harvard and Brown showing how richer teacher-to-parent messages can improve student outcomes, including increased likelihood of earning course credits and decreased dropout rates.