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2018 Science and Engineering Indicators

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2018/nsb20181/assets/nsb20181.pdf

Offers statistics on science and engineering education at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels, the science and engineering labor force, research and development trends in the U.S. and the world, academic and industry research, public understanding and support for sci-tech, and invention/innovation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018088.pdf

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context

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

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018017.pdf

Compares the achievement of U.S. fourth graders in reading to those in 58 other education systems around the world.  Also focuses on changes in reading achievement since 2001.  Also shows how reading proficiency varies by student background characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Executive Summary: Updated Study and Additional Analysis of Study on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Educational Activities

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Libraries/Museums,Treaties

http://www.wipo.int/edocs/mdocs/copyright/en/sccr_35/sccr_35_5.pdf

An international study which focuses on several copyright issues including provisions for the use of adaptations and translations for educational purposes, provisions that restrict the liability of educational institutions and those that limit the scope of contracts narrowing permitted educational activities, and more.  From the World Intellectual Property Organization

 

Projections of Occupational Employment, 2016-26

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2017/article/pdf/occupational-projections-charts.pdf

Offers projections for more than 800 occupations over the next decade.  Also shows education, experience, and training needed to enter occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Race Disparity Audit: Summary Findings from the Ethnicity Facts and Figures Website

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650723/RDAweb.pdf

Uses a collection of data to examine how people of different backgrounds and ethnic groups are treated in England in such areas as health, education, employment, housing, and the criminal justice system.  This report gives an overview of the first set of findings.  From the Cabinet Office

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2025

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017019.pdf

Covers projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at all educational levels.  The 44th report in an annual series which began in 1964.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017101.pdf

Presents findings on type of early child care (relative, nonrelative, or center-based), main reason for choosing care, important factors in choosing a particular care arrangement, and degree of parents’ participation in learning activities. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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