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Digest of Education Statistics, 2014

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

The major annual compilation of statistics on education including all levels of education, federal funding, education outcomes, international comparisons, libraries, and technology.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     education, higher     headlines     libraries/museums     statistics)


The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12

Categories: Education,Headlines,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Reports results of national tests which showed a drop in math scores from 2013 results by the high school seniors.  Shows trend lines, includes a video, and provides links to download data tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

(education     headlines     literacy/reading     mathematics     statistics     tests/assessments)

Consumer Expenditures Midyear Update, July 2014 Through June 2015 Average

Reports that average consumer expenditures were up 5.9% compared with the 2013-2014 midyear average.  Average incomes also increased by 6.6%.  Covers average household expenditures by specific categories.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

(education     energy     food/nutrition     health/medical     housing/homelessness     prices/inflation     statistics     transportation)

Short Interpregnancy Intervals 2014: Differences by Maternal Demographic Characteristics

Categories: Births/Deaths,Education,Health/Medical,Statistics

Examines categories of short interpregnancy intervals by maternal demographic characteristics (including education level) among second and higher-order singleton births in 2014.  Short interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

(births/deaths     education     health/medical     statistics)


G.G. by his Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts

Decision of federal appeals court in Richmond that a transgender high school student in Gloucester County can sue the school board for a violation of his constitutional rights.  School board policy required students to use the bathroom of their biological sex rather than gender identity.  The court agreed with the U.S. Department of Education that the policy violated the law prohibiting sex discrimination in schools receiving federal funding.  From the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit


Projections of Education Statistics to 2023

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

Covers statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level, and enrollment, earned degrees conferred, and expenditures of institutions of higher education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


U. S. Food Commodity Consumption Broken Down by Demographics, 1994-2008

Categories: Education,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Who eats what?  This report examines food availability and consumption for 63 commodities by consumers’ age, gender, income, race/ethnicity, and education. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Trends in Public and Private School Principal Demographics and Qualifications: 1987-88 to 2011-12

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Examines trends in school principal demographics, experience, and compensation over 25 years.  Among the findings: more public school principals have master’s degrees than in the past.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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