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High School Longitudinal Study of 2009:… 2013 Update and High School Transcript Study: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2013

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015037.pdf

Follows student paths from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce.  Includes focus on paths into and out of STEM fields of study and careers.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Relationship Between Education and Work Credentials

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

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015556.pdf

Provides brief information on the percentage of adults with a license or professional certification by the adults’ educational attainment level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2012: Compendium Report

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015015.pdf

Presents estimates of dropout and completion rates in 2012, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last four decades, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and high school completers in 2012.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Progress for Children: Beyond Averages: Learning from the MDGs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/Progress_for_Children_No._11_22June15.pdf

Final report on the child-related Millennium Development Goals of the UN.  Despite progress, millions of children are living in poverty, dying before they turn five, and suffering chronic malnutrition.  From UNICEF

 

A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/early-learning/matter-equity-preschool-america.pdf

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Public Mass Shootings in the United States: Selected Implications for Federal Public Health and Safety Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Guns,Health/Medical

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43004.pdf

Identifies 78 public mass shootings that have occurred in the U.S. since 1983.  The incidents have claimed 547 lives and resulted in injuries to another 476.  This report discusses policy in three areas: law enforcement, public health, and education.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2014

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security

http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/2014-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201505.pdf

Topics examined include overall well-being, housing, economic vulnerability, savings, spending, access to credit, education and student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

 

Public Education Finances: 2013

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/13f33pub.pdf

Information on revenues and expenditures of public elementary and secondary schools by national and state level with additional details about the 100 largest U.S. school systems by enrollment.  From the Census Bureau

 

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