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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Population/Census,Statistics

Three tables covering educational achievement by demographic characteristics.  Also includes information on years of school completed.  From the Census Bureau


Doing More With Less: A Workbook for Assessing and Implementing School-Community Partnerships Aimed at Enhancing the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues


Created as a supplement to the Report for school personnel in rural areas but of value to all those interested school-community partnerships.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Doing More With Less: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students in Small Rural Schools in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Focuses on the community-level factors that affect student achievement and aspirations in six small rural case study school districts in Virginia.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education

Categories: Education,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Literacy/Reading

Agency press release regarding executive branch guidance to states and school districts of their obligations under federal law to ensure that students learning English have equal access to a high-quality education.   Offers links to further resources.  From the Department of Educationn


Plan for the Development of an A-F School Grading System for Virginia Public Schools Approved by the Virginia Board of Education

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues$file/RD489.pdf

Describes the response of the Board of Education to 2013 legislation requiring the development of an A-F grading system for individual schools and how the grades will be based on the standards of accreditation,  state and federal accountability requirements, and student growth indicators.  From the Virginia Board of Education


State Spending on the K-12 Standards of Quality: FY 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that Virginia spent $5.27 billion or $4,290 on average per pupil on the Standards of Quality in FY2014.  Also explains how much each locality spent and how the figures are arrived at.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Explores the experiences and expectations of young workers entering the job market and analyzes the potential economic implications of current labor market trends on these new workers.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve


Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Youth

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights


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