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Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2013

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups in the U.S.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Prevalence of Apprenticeships in Germany and the United States

Categories: Careers,Education,Germany,Labor/Employment

Compares Germany’s use of employer-financed apprenticeships with U.S. focus on comprehensive general education as alternative approaches toward career training.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


School Meal Programs: Implications of Adjusting Income Eligibility Thresholds and Reimbursement Rates by Geographic Differences

Categories: Children,Education,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation

Current eligibility rules for free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs do not consider geographic differences in the cost of living.  This report looks at a variety of methods  for identifying geographic differences in living costs and the potential for using them in the school meals program.  From the Government Accountability Office


Problem Solving Skills of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Describes how U.S. students fared, compared with those in 43 other education systems, on tests of problem-solving in the Program for International Student Assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations

Explains what the key features of the law cover, when parts of it take effect, and how job training programs are coordinated.  From the Employment Training Administration of the Department of Labor



Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Principal Follow-Up Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

Reports that 78% of principals remained at the same school during the following year.  Also covers gender and age of principals, and reasons for leaving.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014


Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations


At A Glance for 2014: America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being

Statistical snapshot of key indicators of child well-being in the areas of economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


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