With support and collaboration from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation through the America Healing initiative, researchers at the University of Michigan are leading the National Voices Project (NVP) from 2011-2016. The central goals of the NVP are to examine the sourcesof racial/ethnic inequity and other disparitiesfor children in the United States today and identify interventions that address disparities effectively.
The NVP offers an unprecedented perspective on community-level opportunities for children throughout the country, in the domains of health and nutrition, education and learning, and economic security – through the eyes of adults whose occupations and volunteer work affect such opportunities. In other words, the NVP reflects the perceptions of individuals throughout the United States who are in a position to improve children's opportunities inthe future. We generally use the word "children" throughout the report to describe children from age 0-18 years, unless otherwise noted.
Previous reports for NVP 2014 focused chiefly on respondent characteristics and findings regarding health, healthcare, and nutrition. This report for NVP 2014 will center on findings related to children's education and learning.