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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prevalence of Certifications and Licenses Among the College-Educated Population in the United States

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

Describes certification and licensure prevalence and examines the effect of these credentials on employment. Reports that 39% of the college-educated population in the U.S. in February 2015 held a currently-active certificate or license.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Employment Status of Postsecondary Completers in 2009: Examination of Credential Level and Occupational Credentials

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the rates of employment of students who do and do not earn a postsecondary credential.  Also looks at the percent of students who get a job related to their field of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Employment and Enrollment Status of Baccalaureate Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation: 1994, 2001, and 2009

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers recipients’ demographic and undergraduate enrollment characteristics and their employment/enrollment status one year after graduation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


U.S. Department of Education Launches $680,000 Challenge for Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Experiences

Categories: Careers,Education,Science/Technology

Agency press release with details about the nature of the competition among game developers and educational technologists to design next-generation, immersive simulations for career and technical education.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Teacher Preparation Issues

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Final regulations for a new program of evaluating teacher preparation programs by states.  Includes placement and retention rates of graduates in first three years of teaching, feedback from graduates and their employers on effectiveness of program preparation, teacher evaluation results and more.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88 to 2011-12

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines numbers and demographic characteristics of newly hired teachers from main paths: newly graduated, delayed entrant from another type of occupation or activity, transferring teacher from another district or system, and re-entering profession after a period away from teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

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


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