U.S. Department of Education

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    U.S. Department of Education: Spending and Staffing

    Below are two instructive graphs published by the Heritage Foundation.  President Trump’s budget would cut discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Education after decades of steady growth.  Interestingly, staffing levels have remained relatively constant since 1980.
    Terry Stoops, March 17, 2017
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    Graduation rate update

    Holla!  The U.S. Department of Education just released a new report, “Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10: First Look.”  Researchers used a uniform method of calculating the graduation rate, called the Average Freshman Graduation Rate or AFGR, to provide apples-to-apples graduation…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2013
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    2012 Blue Ribbon Schools

    Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education: “The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of academic achievement.” The Academy at Smith…
    Terry Stoops, September 7, 2012
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    Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

    Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011
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    Community colleges and employment outcomes

    The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) will fund 12 research projects that examine “relations between postsecondary education, including education and training prior to the bachelor‘s degree level, and employment outcomes.”  North Carolina will be a site of the first project.  Arne Kalleberg of the University…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011