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Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Youth

https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/sq_students_views_2015/

Reports on the opinions of students at various grade levels and in various types of schools about reading, science, and math courses.  The survey was part of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress for students in 4th, 8th, and 12th grades.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Declines in Births to Females Aged 10-14 in the United States, 2000-2016

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db308.pdf

The birth rate for teen mothers declined 57% in the U.S. from 2000 through 2016.  Birth rates for mothers aged 10-14 reached a record low in 2015 and remained at that level in 2016.  From the  National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db307.pdf

Reports on tooth decay in U.S. youth aged 6 to 19 years of age and trends from 2011-12.  The prevalence rate among this group was 43.1%.  Also reports on rates by demographic characteristics and household income.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Repetition and Power Imbalance in Bullying Victimization at School

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018093.pdf

Brief report on bullying in U.S. schools.  20.8% of students reported being bullied at school.  Describes the types of bullying experienced by students and its effect upon their school work, relationships, physical health, and feelings about themselves. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Changes in Bullying Victimization and Hate-Related Words at School Since 2007

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018095.pdf

Brief report on the reduction of bullying and other hate-related activities directed at school children since 2007.  Focuses on students enrolled in grades 6 through 12.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Bankruptcy and Student Loans

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Youth

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180222_R45113_260f7e659232d45a2168911d6025ca02f9df0e72.pdf

Examines the concept of “undue hardship” as a legal term involving required payment of student loan debt. According to court interpretations the debtor must prove three things to qualify for exemption from repayment.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the various legal issues related to whether a debtor may discharge a student loan via bankruptcy.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

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

Categories: Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018117.pdf

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

 

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

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018088.pdf

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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