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More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Agency press release summarizing details of the annual Public Education Finances report. From the Census Bureau


Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

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

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Rates of New Diagnosed Cases of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise Among Children, Teens

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Youth

Reports on results of a study, the Search for Diabetes in Youth, which found a rise in the disease among children and teens, especially for minority groups.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Years Before School: Children’s Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the pre-school care arrangements for children from birth through age 5 including different types of care, time spent by children in care, and out-of-pocket costs for parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Fertility Research Brief

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

Presents such fertility data as adults who do or do not have biological children, number of children, age of mother at first birth, and childbearing/coresidential relationships.  From the Census Bureau


2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department


Sugar-sweetened Beverage Consumption Among U.S. Youth, 2011-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Sugar-sweetened beverages have been linked to weight gain, dental problems, fatty liver disease, and diabetes in children and youth.  This report coverages children and youth consumption amounts by sex, age, race and Hispanic origin.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


History of Child Labor in the United States: Part 2: The Reform Movement

Categories: Children,Congress,History,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Discusses the struggle to pass child labor reform at the federal level due to the opposition of some states, especially in the South. A breakthru came in 1916 with the passage of legislation giving Congress the authority to regulate commerce between states.  From the Monthly Labor Review of the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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