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Earl Gregg Swem Library

States Perform

Categories: Business/Economics,Crime/Justice,Education,Energy,Environment,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Transportation

http://www.statesperform.org/

Offers access to performance measurement data for the 50 states in 6 areas: fiscal and economic, public safety and justice, energy and environment, transportation, health and human services, and education.  From the Council of State Governments

 

Certification Status and Experience of U.S. Public School Teachers: Variations Across Student Subgroups

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017056.pdf

Provides information about whether students in U.S. public schools are taught by certified and experienced teachers.  Includes per cent of students who are taught by teachers with state certification, with more than 5 years of experience, and with a postsecondary degree in the subject by various school and student characteristics.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Gloucester County School Board v. G.G, By His Next Friend and Mother, Deirdre Grimm

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Sex Issues,Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/16-273.htm

Docket for the case involving a transgender youth from Virginia. Includes 3/6/17 decision of Supreme Court to remand the case to the lower court, following issuance of new guidance from the Departments of Education and Justice. At issue is whether federal laws forbidding sex discrimination in education also cover issues of gender identity.  From the Supreme Court

 

National Indian Education Study 2015: American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8

Categories: Education,Native Americans,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2017161.pdf

Covers more than 16,000 students and is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native students.  Also includes performance results for AI/AN students in 14 states with sufficiently large sample sizes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt492.pdf

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Guidance Regarding Gender Identity and Sex-Segregated Facilities

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

Text of the guidance letter which rescinds the Obama administration interpretation of the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex in regard to sex-segregated facilities and gender identity.  From the Justice Department

 

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on New Title IX Guidance

Categories: Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-betsy-devos-issues-statement-new-title-ix-guidance

Cover letter which announces that the Department of Education is rescinding the guidance relating to gender identity and the use of locker rooms and restrooms in schools, which was announced by the Obama administration in 2016.   From the Education Department

 

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary School Districts: School Year 2013-14 (Fiscal Year 2014)

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016303.pdf

Updates earlier reports.  Covers revenues by source and expenditures by function.  Includes current expenditures per pupil.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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