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The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristics

Categories: Children,Education,Libraries/Museums,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018160.pdf

Uses two socioeconomic characteristics—household poverty status and parental level of education—to examine differences in childrens’ experiences during summer vacations after kindergarten.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Condition of Education 2018

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018144.pdf

Covers 47 education indicators ranging from preK through postsecondary levels of education, which show important trends and developments. Three special areas cover choices/costs in early childhood care arrangements, characteristics of teachers who entered the profession through an alternative route to certification, and average student loan balances for those completing graduate degrees. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db307.pdf

Reports on tooth decay in U.S. youth aged 6 to 19 years of age and trends from 2011-12.  The prevalence rate among this group was 43.1%.  Also reports on rates by demographic characteristics and household income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

K-12 Education: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf

Examines patterns among disciplinary actions from nearly all public schools in 2013/14 and finds that black students, boys, and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined.  The disparities were widespread and persisted regardless of type of public school attended or level of school poverty.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

The first human rights report prepared by officials of the Trump administration drops the section on Reproductive Rights, that covered access to contraception and abortion, and omits the phrase “Occupied Territories” from the description of Israel’s presence in Gaza and the West Bank. The annual report is mandated by Congress.   From the State Department

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018036.pdf

Covers 23 indicators such as violent deaths, bullying, weapons, fights, victimization, presence of security officers, school conditions, discipline and use of alcohol/drugs by students.  Covers nearly 750,000 reported victimizations.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Repetition and Power Imbalance in Bullying Victimization at School

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018093.pdf

Brief report on bullying in U.S. schools.  20.8% of students reported being bullied at school.  Describes the types of bullying experienced by students and its effect upon their school work, relationships, physical health, and feelings about themselves. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Changes in Bullying Victimization and Hate-Related Words at School Since 2007

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018095.pdf

Brief report on the reduction of bullying and other hate-related activities directed at school children since 2007.  Focuses on students enrolled in grades 6 through 12.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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