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Prison Reform: Reducing Recidivism by Strengthening the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

https://www.justice.gov/prison-reform

Website which discusses recent reforms to federal prisons designed to reduce continuing crime from released inmates.  Also includes links to consulting report which proposed reforms and other documents relevant to prison reform initiatives.  From the Justice Department

 

Justice Department Announces Reforms at Bureau of Prisons to Reduce Recidivism and Promote Inmate Rehabilitation

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Headlines,Women

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-announces-reforms-bureau-prisons-reduce-recidivism-and-promote-inmate

Agency press release which announces reforms including creating a semi-autonomous school district within the federal prison system, reforming federal halfway houses, paying for state-issued photo IDs for inmates prior to release, and providing additional services for female inmates to promote successful returns to the community;  From the Justice Department

 

Highlights from TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced 2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017002_timss_2015_results.pdf

Reports on the results of tests of math and science achievement of U.S. students in Grades 4 and 8 and in advanced courses at the end of high school in an international context.  Reveals scores and trends since 1995 for U.S. students and identifies other nations participating in the exams.  TIMSS = Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Changes in America’s Public School Facilities: From School Year 1998-99 to School Year 2012-13

Categories: Education,Prices/Inflation,Public Works,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016074.pdf

Summarizes changes in the average age of public schools, ratings of environmental quality of school facilities, repair and maintenance costs, and short-range plans for improving school facilities.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2013-14 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016243.pdf

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  Approximately 70% of the 33,619 private schools had a religious orientation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentages of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and compares the results with 1999, 2003, and 2007 estimates.  Also presents demographic characteristics of such students, reasons given by parents for choosing homeschooling, parent reports on curriculum sources, and math/science subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2013: Compendium Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016117.pdf

Presents estimates of dropout rates in 2013, data on long-term trends in dropout and completion rates, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and completers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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