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ED Launches Initiative for Low-Income Students to Access New Generation of Higher Education Providers

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-ed-launches-initiative-low-income-students-access-new-generation-higher-education-providers

Agency press release on EQUIP or Educational Quality Through Innovation Partnerships, a program to offer federal financial assistance to low-income students to enroll in programs offered by nontraditional providers in partnership with colleges and universities.  Programs include coding bootcamps, online courses, and employer organizations. From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Occupations in Information Technology

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/acs/acs-35.pdf

Explores the history of IT occupations between 1970 and 2014, focusing on the growth and evolution of such work.  Also provides a detailed description of demographic and employment characteristics of workers in 12 IT occupations in 2014.  From the Census Bureau

 

Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016109.pdf

Looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016083.pdf

Tracks the progress toward the attainment of a degree or other credential for students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04 and were working in a career or technical education environment.  Compares their progress with students who started at the same time and pursued a bachelor’s degree.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2016/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices/pdf/a-look-at-healthcare-spending-employment-pay-benefits-and-prices.pdf

Examines the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on health care, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The De-Licensing of Occupations in the United States

Categories: Careers,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2015/article/the-de-licensing-of-occupations-in-the-united-states-1.htm

Draws some parallels between the decertification of labor unions and the de-licensing of occupations by legislation or court order.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Public School Teacher Attrition and Mobility in the First Five Years … First Look

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015337.pdf

Survey that shows how life events, school or district characteristics, change of grade assignments, etc. affect their decisions to continue in or leave the teaching profession.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

Categories: Careers,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.esa.doc.gov/sites/default/files/the-importance-of-data-occupations-in-the-us-economy.pdf

Identifies occupations where data analysis and processing are important and measures the extent of employment and earnings in these occupations.  From the Economics and Statistics Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce

 

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