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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/family-community/partners-education.pdf

Offers a framework for building connections between schools and their communities, with a special emphasis on family engagement in education.  From the Department of Education

 

Expansive Survey of America’s Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/expansive-survey-americas-public-schools-reveals-troubling-racial-disparities

Press release on outcome of first collection of data from all public schools and school districts since 2000.  Reveals racial disparities in access to pre-school and to advanced courses, and in school disciplinary actions.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Civil Rights Data Collection: Data Snapshot: School Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,Education,Headlines,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/crdc-discipline-snapshot.pdf

Reports on disparities in school suspensions by race/ethnicity and gender for students as young as preschool age.  Black students are suspended at a rate three times greater than white students and black students in preschool programs, though representing only 18% of enrollment, received 48% of multiple out-of-school suspensions.  From the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education

 

How States Use Student Learning Objectives in Teacher Evaluation Systems: A Review of State Websites

Categories: Education,Federal State Relations,Laws/Regulations

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/pdf/REL_2014013.pdf

Provides an overview of how states define and apply student learning objectives in evaluation systems.  Surveys state education websites to identify tools, guidance, policies, and regulations related to the use of SLOs in teacher evaluation systems.  From the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education,Public Works,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014022.pdf

Provides nationally representative data on the condition of public schools in the U.S. including condition of buildings, use of portable or temporary structures, and total cost of needed repairs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2022: Forty-first Edition

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014017.pdf

Covers projections relating to enrollment, graduates, teachers, and education expenditures at elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education levels.   Also includes some state-level data.

From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Privacy

http://ptac.ed.gov/sites/default/files/Student%20Privacy%20and%20Online%20Educational%20Services%20%28February%202014%29.pdf

New policy guidance for educators on how to protect student privacy, especially when interacting with online educational services.  From the Privacy Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education

 

Gender at Work: A Companion to the World Development Report on Jobs

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.worldbank.org/content/dam/Worldbank/document/Gender/GenderAtWork_web.pdf

Examines constraints which prevent women from learning and earning as much as men.  Also surveys policies and practices that show promise in closing the gaps.  From the World Bank

 

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