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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017051.pdf

Profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic groups.  Covers such topics for each group as demographic characteristics, student achievement, student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary participation, and educational outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017437.pdf

Covers early adult milestones for the group, including enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward completion of a college degree, family formation, employment status, and earnings.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-577_khlp.pdf

7-2 Supreme Court ruling that churches cannot be excluded from government programs with a secular purpose.  The case involved a Missouri church that wanted to qualify for a state government grant program for upgrading school playgrounds.  From the U.S. Supreme Court

 

More Than Half of School Expenditures Spent on Classroom Instruction

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-97-public-education-finance.html

Agency press release summarizing details of the annual Public Education Finances report. From the Census Bureau

 

The Condition of Education 2017

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017144.pdf

Presents 50 indicators on education topics from pre-K through postgrad as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Financial Literacy of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA 2015

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017086.pdf

U.S. students scored higher than students from six other countries, lower than students from six countries, and the same as those in two other countries in tests involving knowledge of financial concepts, products, and risks. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017064.pdf

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Digital Resources for STEM Educators and Recommendations for Cyberlearning Initiatives

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR400/RR414/RAND_RR414.pdf

An evaluation of the merit of the National Science Digital Library/Distributed Learning (NSDL) Program, which was launched by the National Science Foundation in 2000 to support the development of resources for teachers and learners in STEM fields of education.  From Rand Corporation

S.960 – Preserving Data in Government Act of 2017

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