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

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16312/nsf16312.pdf

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016411.pdf

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016144.pdf

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

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16074/nsf16074.pdf

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

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

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.

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

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

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Press release explaining the meaning of the letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges about treatment of transgender students.  .  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

International Data Explorer

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/ide/

An interactive tool that allows users to explore international education data sets and create customized tables, charts, maps, and analyses.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Role of Option Value in College Decisions

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

https://www.richmondfed.org/-/media/richmondfedorg/publications/research/economic_brief/2016/pdf/eb_16-04.pdf

Examines why college enrollment and graduation rates appear to be inconsistent with the large premium earned by college graduates and examines credit constraints as one possible explanation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

 

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