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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology

An evaluation of the merit of the National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) Program, which was launched by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to support the development of resources for teachers and learners in STEM fields of education.  From Rand Corporation

S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

Teacher Professional Development by Selected Teacher and School Characteristics: 2011-12

Categories: Education,Statistics

Information about teacher professional development activities among U.S. public school teachers.  Covers types of professional development activities, time spent, and the support received for participation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Nation’s Report Card: Arts Assessment 2016, Grade 8

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Headlines,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Reports results separately for music and visual arts for eighth graders on the National Assessment of Education Progress exams.  In both areas, score gaps between White and Hispanic students narrowed from 2008 tests.  Female students scored higher in both areas than males.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

Categories: Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Veterans,Women

Labor force participation by women reached a peak in the U.S. in 1999 with a rate of 60% and has since declined to 56.7% in 2015.  This report presents historical and recent labor force participation and earnings data for men and women from the Current Population Survey.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Education,Statistics

Provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012, including demographic characteristics of homeschoolers and reasons parents choose to homeschool their kids.  Also includes information on curriculum sources, online learning, and math/science teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Quarter Century of Changes in the Elementary and Secondary Teaching Force: From 1987 to 2012: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines key changes in the characteristics of  the teaching force during the 25 year period including number of teachers, level of teaching experience, and racial/ethnic diversity of teachers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Highest Educational Levels Reached by Adults in the U.S. Since 1940

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Agency press release which announces that more than one-third of the adult population in the U.S. has a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Includes links to Educational Attainment in the United States: 2016, a set of statistical files on education attainment by race, gender, and age.  From the Census Bureau


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