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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

With controversies surrounding recent police actions, this report provides information about the basic training programs for law enforcement personnel.  Includes training methods, subject areas, hours of instruction, demographics of students, completion rates, and reasons for failure.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Student Self-Assessment of Math and Science Ability in High School

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Sudan

Presents student self-assessments of their ability to do science and math work at two points (9th and 11th grades) in their high school careers.  Results are presented by sex.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2016

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Health/Medical,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Latest in an annual series of reports on the condition of children in the U.S.  The brief version highlights selected indicators for children in seven areas including family, health, economic circumstances, and education.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics


Primary Early Care and Education Arrangements and Achievement at Kindergarten Entry

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Explores the relationship between children’s primary early care and education arrangements the year before kindergarten and their academic skills and learning behaviors at kindergarten entry, after accounting for child and family background characteristics.  ECE arrangements are classified into 5 main groups.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991-2011

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Covers expenditures on elementary and secondary education, expenditures on instructional staff salaries, and instructional staff benefits and how they have changed from 1991 to 2011.  See also Data Tables.  From the National Center for Education Statistics



Teacher Job Satisfaction

Categories: Education,Statistics

Covers teacher job satisfaction in public and private elementary and secondary schools.  Covers three different school years between 2003/04 and 2011/12 and compares satisfaction between public and private school teachers.  See also Data Tables.   From the National Center for Education Statistics




The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Govt Finance,Public Works,Science/Technology,Transportation

This report explains how congressional financial scorekeepers, when analyzing proposals that would change the amount of federal investment in areas such as basic infrastructure or education or R&D, determine their effects on the economy and on the federal budget.  From the Congressional Budget Office


How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper

Categories: Education,Education-Higher


Video tutorial on how to write a research paper in the field of education.  Provides step-by-step instructions on how to narrow the topic, use search filters and the ERIC  Thesaurus to target specific resources, and how to find the most relevant articles.  From the Education Resources Information Center and YouTube.


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