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The Macroeconomic and Budgetary Effects of Federal Investment

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

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51628-Federal_Investment.pdf

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.

 

Public Education Finances: 2014

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/econ/g14-aspef.pdf

Presents latest available data on the finances of public elementary and secondary school systems.  Also covers charter schools which are operated by governmental bodies.  Elementary and secondary education revenue rose by 3.3% nationally, the largest increase since 2008.  Average per pupil spending for the nation was $11,009.  Also includes state level data and state rankings.  From the Census Bureau

 

Persistent Disparities Found Through Comprehensive Civil Rights Survey …

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/persistent-disparities-found-through-comprehensive-civil-rights-survey-underscore-need-continued-focus-equity-king-says

Press release on the results of a new Civil Right Data Collection which showed race-related gaps in key areas affecting educational equity and opportunity for students.  The survey collected data from public schools across the nation.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Trends in U. S. Subbaccalaureate Certificate Seekers: 2003-04 to 2011-12

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016411.pdf

Shows recent trends in the number of students enrolled in subbaccalaureate certificate programs, their prior educational attainment, and their certificate fields of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

The Condition of Education 2016

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016144.pdf

Annual compilation of data on U.S. education. Presents 43 key indicators on the status and condition of education in 4 areas: population characteristics, participation in education, elementary and secondary education, and postsecondary education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households in 2015

http://www.federalreserve.gov/2015-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201605.pdf

Finds American families experiencing mild improvement but many struggling financially.  Covers overall well-being of households, income and savings behavior, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing decisions, auto purchases and lending, education including student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016119

Educational Progress 2014 technology and engineering  literacy tests.  Includes overall scores and results by racial/ethnic groups, gender, type of school and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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