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Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Tops 90 Percent

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports on the percentage of students in the high school class of 2015 in Virginia who earned a diploma within four years, the percentage of those who graduated with an Advanced Studies diploma, and the percentage who dropped out. Also includes links to reports at the school and school division levels. From the Virginia Department of Education


Career Paths of Beginning Public School Teachers: Results from the First Through Fifth Waves of the 2007-08 Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Survey

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Presents 5 year longitudinal data on attrition and mobility for public school teachers by selected teacher characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Health/Medical,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family

Discusses aspects of life which improve and others which decline for immigrants as they try to become integrated into U.S. society. From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine


School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap

Categories: African Americans,Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Examines the proportion of Black students enrolled in schools and its relation to the Black-White achievement gap. This first study of its kind focuses on math achievement at the Grade 8 level. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Fifty Years of Looking at Changes in People’s Lives

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of national longitudinal surveys by comparing National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth from 1979 and 1997 to determine generational changes in employment, marriage, education and so forth. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten, United States, 2014-15 School Year

Categories: Children,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

Describes vaccination coverage estimates in 49 states and vaccination exemption estimates in 46 states.  Also covers estimates for the District of Columbia.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Selected Statistics from the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2013-14: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

Covers the number and types of public elementary and secondary schools and local education agencies, the operational status of schools and districts, student membership counts, teacher counts, and pupil/teacher ratios.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


I Have a Question … A Parent Checklist

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education

Subtitled: What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School.  A short brochure which provides five questions to ask about the school, advice from teachers on how parents can assist their children, and a list of helpful resources.  From the U.S. Department of Education


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