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How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper

Categories: Education,Education-Higher


Video tutorial on how to write a research paper in the field of education.  Provides step-by-step instructions on how to narrow the topic, use search filters and the ERIC  Thesaurus to target specific resources, and how to find the most relevant articles.  From the Education Resources Information Center and YouTube.


2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Provides key data highlights on equity and opportunity gaps in the nation’s public schools.  Among key areas covered: school discipline, restraint and seclusion, early learning, access to college and career readiness programs, student absenteeism, and teacher/staffing equity.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

A series of data tables showing support to colleges and universities from federal agencies.  Some tables show trends since 1963.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Increase by 6% in FY 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on the first federal increase in funding for science and engineering at academic institutions since FY2009.  Includes statistical tables showing funding agencies and leading academic recipients.  From the  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Trends in U. S. Subbaccalaureate Certificate Seekers: 2003-04 to 2011-12

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Shows recent trends in the number of students enrolled in subbaccalaureate certificate programs, their prior educational attainment, and their certificate fields of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Condition of Education 2016

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Annual compilation of data on U.S. education. Presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of education in 4 areas: population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The National Science Foundation Strategic Framework for Investments in Graduate Education FY 2016-FY 2020

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology

Discusses the importance of graduate STEM education to the U.S. and summarizes the primary challenges facing graduate education.  Also presents 3 goals and a set of strategic objectives that serve as a foundation for federal investments in graduate education.  From the National Science Foundation


Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.


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