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K-12 Education: High School Sports Access and Participation

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Women

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687164.pdf

Reviews participation rates in high school sports by certain types of school characteristics and by  gender.  Finds that at the majority of schools the participation rate in sports for girls was lower than for boys.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: … First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017071.pdf

Provides information on the 90,000+ public schools in the U.S. including traditional and charter schools.  Covers such matters as staffing, start times, and special needs services. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

 

Virginia Releases 2016-2017 SOL Test Results

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2017/08-aug15.shtml

Reports on the percentage of public school students who achieved passing and advanced scores in reading and mathematics tests at various grade levels in Virginia.  Also covers subject focused tests.  Also provides links to results at the division and individual school levels.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2015-16 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017073.pdf

Covers school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in the United States … First Look

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017072.pdf

Presents results of a national public school teacher survey covering demographic characteristics, years of experience, highest degree earned, workload, salary, average class size, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Principals in the United States …: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017070.pdf

Offers information from a national survey on characteristics of public school principals including demographic characteristics, educational background, salary, and extent of experience.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Crime, Violence, Discipline, and Safety in U.S. Public Schools … First Look

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017122.pdf

Finds that middle schools have the highest rate of violent incidents with 27 incidents per 1,000 students.  Also covers bullying, cyberbullying, use of illegal drugs or alcohol, and lockdown/evacuation procedures.  Information from 2015-16 survey on crime and safety.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017051.pdf

Profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic groups.  Covers such topics for each group as demographic characteristics, student achievement, student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary participation, and educational outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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