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Resources & Search tips curated for the Community Analysis Research Assignment

Data.census.gov -- Explore Data is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The vision for data dissemination through data.census.gov is to improve the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data content and more time using it.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program -- The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program produces single-year estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all 13,000+ school districts.

Kids Count Data Center -- Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is regarded as one of the premier resources for data on child well-being in the united states.   The project produces a comprehensive annual report and includes state-level reports on all aspects of children and families.

Future Ready PA Index --  The Future Ready PA Index is a collection of school progress measures related to school and student success. The Index includes a range of assessment, on-track, and readiness indicators, to more accurately report student learning, growth, and success in the classroom and beyond.    Efforts to mitigate the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted the availability of some data.   
Future Ready PA Index cBottom of the boxontains the most recent data available in the 2019-2020  school year.

PA Counties, Townships, Boroughs, and Cities explained -- from the WHYY.org website helping to clarify Pennsylvania's municipalities and explain the differences between them.   Why is this helpful?  sometimes you need to use "borough" when searching instead of "town"   and some "townships" surround "boroughs" with the same name --- these are all 'keywords' to use when searching databases; datasets as well as the internet.

Statistical Abstracts Series (US Census) 1899 - 2012 --- The U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendia program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products—the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book. To access the most current data, please see our database subscription for the Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest).

Social Work Liaison's Toolkit:  Statistics & Data -- from the EBSS: Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (ACRL)

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