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

Categories: Careers,Education,Science/Technology

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-680k-challenge-virtual-and-augmented-reality-learning-experiences

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

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/teaching/teacher-prep-final-regs.pdf

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016876.pdf

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

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

 

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