Systemic challenges in the educator workforce require thoughtful and bold actions, and ESSA presents a unique opportunity for states to reaffirm, modify, or improve their vision of educator effectiveness. This discussion guide focuses on one challenge that states face as part of this work: defining ineffective teacher in the absence of highly qualified teacher requirements.
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14 Nov 2016
Who’s homeschooled in the U.S.? Why did their parents make that choice? We share the answers to these questions and more in our latest infographic using data from Homeschooling in the United States: 2012 report.
24 Oct 2016
How do suspensions and expulsions differ for students from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds?
4 Oct 2016
In Minnesota, as this infographic shows, associate's degrees in some career-oriented majors return wages that rival or surpass the wages of graduates with bachelor’s and master's degrees.
15 Sep 2016
How many students in our nation’s kindergarten classrooms were born outside the United States? Where do they come from and what languages do they speak? As students enter new classrooms this fall, Shannon Russell, Jeremy Redford, and Meghan McQuiggan explore these questions and more using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 data.
30 Jun 2016
High school graduation season is upon us. But how much do we know about who’s graduating? Using the latest Condition of Education data, we show graduation rates—and graduation gaps—for all 50 states.
4 May 2016
Which states see the most firearm possession incidents at public elementary and secondary schools? Has the number of bullying incidents increased or decreased in the past 15 years? Are schools prepared to address violent incidents in the event of a school shooting? How has crime on college campuses changed since 2001? Using the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2015, we answer those questions here—with some surprising results.
2 May 2016
How involved are parents in their children’s education? Do they attend school activities? Are they satisfied with the school? Is involvement different for parents of students in public or private schools? Using the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012, this infographic answers these questions.
15 Mar 2016
What are children’s attitudes and behaviors toward reading around the world? Do they mimic their parents’? Is there a difference between how much girls read and enjoy reading and how much boys do? These infographics answer those questions and more using the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011 survey data of fourth-grade students from 50 education systems around the world.
7 Mar 2016
This Quick Guide provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with information about how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. This guide will help you plan; engage stakeholders; collect, analyze, and report school climate data; identify and implement interventions; and monitor and evaluate your progress.