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Public School Teacher Autonomy, Satisfaction, Job Security, and Commitment: 1999-2000 and 2011-12

Categories: Education,Statistics

Focuses on teachers’ sense of autonomy based on selecting textbooks, freedom of choosing teaching content and techniques, control over grading and discipline, and determining the amount of homework to be assigned.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2014

Categories: Education,Statistics,Youth

Includes estimates of the percentage of students who drop out in a given 12 month period, the percentage of young people in a specified age range who are high school dropouts, and the percentage of young people in a specified age range who complete high school.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Digest of Education Statistics

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

The annual compilation of educational statistics from elementary through graduate school.  Also offers international comparisons of education, federal funding of education, and outcomes of education. From the National Center for Education Statistics


High School Longitudinal Study of 2009… Second Follow-up: A First Look at Fall 2009 Ninth-Graders in 2016

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Follows a nationally-representative sample of students who were in ninth grade in the fall of 2009 through high school, college, and the workforce.  The second follow-up was conducted about three years after high school graduation.  Includes labor market experiences and family formation. From the National Center for Education Statistics


First-Generation Students: College Access, Persistence, and Postbachelor’s Outcomes

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Focuses on the success of students whose parents had not attended college.  Covers postsecondary enrollment, persistence, degree completion, graduate school enrollment, and  employment outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Factors Affecting the Labor Force Participation of People Ages 25 to 54

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Women

Examines seven demographic factors that are related to overall labor force participation: sex, birth cohort, education, race/ethnicity, disability, marital status, and presence of young children at home.  From the Congressional Budget Office


2018 Science and Engineering Indicators

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers statistics on science and engineering education at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels, the science and engineering labor force, research and development trends in the U.S. and the world, academic and industry research, public understanding and support for sci-tech, and invention/innovation. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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