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Students’ Views of Mathematics, Reading, and Science

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

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


A Description of U.S. Adults Who Are Not Digitally Literate

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Examines the rate of digital literacy in the U.S. including how this rate varies among demographic and workforce groups, and how the U.S. digital literacy rate compares to the rate in other countries.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Teacher Satisfaction with Salary and Current Job

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their salary.  Overall 45% of teachers were satisfied and 55% were dissatisfied with salary.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Summer After Kindergarten: Children’s Experiences by Socioeconomic Characteristics

Categories: Children,Education,Libraries/Museums,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

Uses two socioeconomic characteristics—household poverty status and parental level of education—to examine differences in childrens’ experiences during summer vacations after kindergarten.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


The Condition of Education 2018

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Covers 47 education indicators ranging from preK through postsecondary levels of education, which show important trends and developments. Three special areas cover choices/costs in early childhood care arrangements, characteristics of teachers who entered the profession through an alternative route to certification, and average student loan balances for those completing graduate degrees. From the National Center for Education Statistics


School Spending Per Pupil Increased by 3.2 Per Cent

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Press release announcing release of Annual Survey of School System Finances for FY 2016.  The increase in spending resulted from increased revenue at the state level and put the average state spending per pupil for FY2016 at $11,762. Includes links to the data files and to graphics for the 10 leading school districts for per pupil spending.   From the Census Bureau.


Race, Economics, and Social Status

Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors in U.S. society by race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Role of Formal Education in Work Experience Programs

Categories: Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the extent to which work experience programs, such as apprenticeships and internships, are connected with formal education programs and the characteristics of such programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics.


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