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Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2015 Edition

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Taxes,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Annual guide showing how Virginia compares to other states in areas such as education, health, taxes and spending, transportation and more.  New tables in 2015 are Per Capita Gross State Product and Per Capita Public Safety Expenditures.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Education,Statistics

Focuses on who teaches arts education in schools and how instructional staff varies by school characteristics and across grade levels, especially the extent to which public elementary schools used arts specialists, and the prevalence of arts instruction facilities in such schools.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology

Helps users of educational technology understand how a given online service or app will collect and make use of customer information.  Includes checklist for evaluating terms of service agreements, warning signs to watch for, and recommendations for protecting yourself and your organization.  From the Privacy Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education


Early High School Dropouts: What Are Their Characteristics?

Categories: Education,Statistics

Examines the extent to which high school students drop out of school between the ninth and eleventh grades and how dropout rates vary by sex, race/ethnicity, and  socioeconomic status.  From the National Center for Education Statistics



School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences


Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Women

Describes high school graduates’ attitudes toward STEM courses by gender, credits earned in STEM fields, and their performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress assessments in 2009. From the National Center for Education Statistics


2014-2015 Teacher Salary Survey Results

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/HD2.pdf

Provides information on salaries for teachers and principals by local school division,  Also covers average teacher salaries by school and starting salaries by school division.  From the Virginia Department of Education


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