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The following resources contain information on developing trends, new reports and the latest research about Allies for Children’s focus areas in education.

Our reports

Community Pulse Reports

2021, December Community Pulse Report

2021, October Community Pulse Report- A Year In Review

2021, August Community Pulse Report

2021, June Community Pulse Report

2021, April Community Pulse Report

2021, February Community Pulse Report

2021, January Community Pulse Report

2020, November/December Community Pulse Report (full version)

2020, November/December Community Pulse Report (abbreviated version)

2020, October Community Pulse Report (full version)

2020, October Community Pulse Report (abbreviated version)

2020, September Community Pulse Report (full version)

2020, September Community Pulse Report (abbreviated version)

Our Reports

2020, School Transportation Update

2019, A Snapshot of Career and Technical Education in Allegheny County

2019, CTE and the Comprehensive High School Model

2017, At the Crossroads: School Transportation in Allegheny County

2015, Crossing Guards Study

Countywide General Reports

2019, Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group Report to the County Executive

2019, Allegheny County Children’s Fund Working Group Public Engagement Summary


2015, Mapping the Early Attendance Gap 

2014, Absences Add Up: How School Attendance Influence Student Success

2008, Present, Engaged, and Accounted For The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades

Career and Technical Education

2020, Prepared for the Future: Policy recommendations to increase access for students to Pennsylvania’s dual enrollment, early college high school, and pre-apprenticeship programs

2019, Skilled Workers Needed: Ensuring Investments in Career and Technical Education

Out-of-School Time

2021, Return on Investment of Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania

2014, Allegheny County After 3PM

2014, State of Out-of-School Time Programs in Allegheny County

2009, Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania

School Funding

2016, The PASA-PASBO Report on School District Budgets- Continued Cuts: Losing Confidence, Losing Learning

2015, Funding Gaps 2015, Too Many States Still Spend Less on Educating Students Who Need the Most

2015, The Economic Impact of Achievement Gaps in Pennsylvania’s Public Schools 

2014, Educational Equity, Adequacy, and Equal Opportunity in the Commonwealth: An Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s School Finance System

2014, The Effect of School Finance Reforms on the Distribution of Spending, Academic Achievement, and Adult Outcomes

2013, Funding, Formulas, and Fairness: What can Pennsylvania Learn from Other States’ Education Funding Formulas

2012, The Stealth Inequities of School Funding

Education Partners

A+ Schools

Allegheny County

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit


Be There

Campaign for Fair Education Funding

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh


Education Law Center

Education Policy and Leadership Center

Education Voters of Pennsylvania

Fred Rogers Center

Keystone Research Center

National Council of Jewish Women Pittsburgh Section


Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (PPC)

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Pittsburgh Public Schools

Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Remake Learning Network

The City of Pittsburgh

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA

The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers

The Saturday Light Brigade

The Sprout Fund

Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

Education Websites

Afterschool Alliance

Attendance Works

Kids Count Data Center

National Afterschool Association

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania Office of the Budget

Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)