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Teaching Vacancies and Difficult-to-Staff Teaching Positions in Public Schools

Categories: Education,Statistics

Describes the percentages of public schools that reported teaching vacancies and subject areas lacking teachers in four different school years from 1999 to 2011. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults, United States, 2005-2014

Categories: Disability,Education,Health Insurance,Income/Poverty,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Reports that current cigarette smoking among U.S. adults has declined from 20.9% in 2005 to 16.8% in 2014. Also reports on smoking rates by such characteristics as race, gender, education level, income, disability, sexual preference, and insurance coverage. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Laws/Regulations

Announces effort by federal government to encourage schools and educators to move away from traditional text books and use openly licensed educational materials. Includes proposal to require all copyrighted intellectual property created with department grant funds to have an open license. From the U.S. Department of Education


State Spending: 2015 Update

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports on the growth of Virginia state spending over the past decade. Controlled for growth in population and inflation, the total state budget grew by 15%. Largest areas of budget growth were in direct aid to education and Medicaid services. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Governor McAuliffe Announces 10 Point Increase in Fully Accredited Schools

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

Press release which announces that 78% of Virginia’s 1,823 public schools are rated as fully accredited for the 2015-16 school year. From the Office of the Governor


The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading Assessments

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

Unified site for examining the results of testing of 4th and 8th graders in math and reading by districts, states, and the nation. Reports declines at both levels in math and at the 8th grade level in reading. Also known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress


School Enrollment in the United States: 2014

Categories: Education,Statistics

Statistics on school enrollment including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of school, vocational course enrollment, and more. From the National Center for Education Statistics


School Nutrition: USDA Has Efforts Underway to Help Address Ongoing Challenges …

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Children,Education,Food/Nutrition,Welfare/Social Services

Reviews trends in school meals, challenges that schools face in implementing the new requirements for school meals, and assistance available from the Department of Agriculture. From the Government Accountability Office


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