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Yale News – Video games can have lasting impact on learning

YaleNews: “A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math — in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study published Sept. 12 in Scientific Reports. In a study of more than 500 second graders, math and reading scores on school- administered tests… Continue Reading

Blog Series: The Higher Education Market and Student Debt

New York Fed – Liberty Street Economics Blog (first of four blog postings): “The past decade and a half has seen dramatic changes in the higher education landscape, characterized by significant growth in enrollment. This growth has been concentrated mostly in for-profit schools, where enrollment skyrocketed in the first decade of the period, nearly quadrupling… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Bulk Fuel, Generic Drugs, DHS, Affordable Care Act, School Choice

Bulk Fuel: Actions Needed to Improve DOD’s Fuel Consumption Budget Data, GAO-16-644: Published: Sep 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2016. Generic Drugs Under Medicare: Part D Generic Drug Prices Declined Overall, but Some Had Extraordinary Price Increases, GAO-16-706: Published: Aug 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2016. Homeland Security: DHS’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear… Continue Reading

BLS Data – Education, training, and library occupations in May 2015

September 02, 2016 – “In May 2015, there were about 1.4 million elementary school teachers, excluding special education—the largest occupation among teachers. These teachers had an average annual wage of $57,730. Excluding special and career/technical education, there were 963,000 secondary school teachers and 633,000 middle school teachers. Secondary school teachers earned an average annual wage… Continue Reading

9/11 – passage of 15 years brings new insights

There are many articles that continue to provide us with perspective and insight as we respectfully and with continued sadness, mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. For many years there was an effort to obtain the release of the redacted “28 pages from the House Intelligence Committee’s 2002 report to Congress. As I posted July… Continue Reading

UKGuardian – Top 200 universities in the world 2016

The Guardian – Higher education data specialists QS rank the top 200 world universities, Monday 5 September 2016 – See The UK universities fall in world rankings amid Brexit concerns Top 200 universities in the world 2016: the global trends View QS rankings by subject Explore the methodology Continue Reading

Kaiser – Breast and Cervical Cancer Statistics (Updated State Data)

Updated – September 01, 2016 Breast Cancer Deaths per 100,000 Women Updated – September 01, 2016 Cervical Cancer Incidence Rate per 100,000 Women by Race/Ethnicity Continue Reading

Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection

“The 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC measures student access to courses, programs, instructional and other staff, and resources — as well as school climate factors, such as student discipline and bullying and harassment — that impact education equity… Continue Reading

A high schooler’s guide to FOIA

Via MuckRock – Challenging authority, one public records request at a time by Beryl Lipton: “While teens across the United States prepare to return to their cliques and classes, MuckRock would like to introduce inquisitive minds and aspiring rebels to the paper path toward challenging your school, town, and local government. Encourage increased clarity in… Continue Reading

Economics, EQ, and Finance: the Next Frontier in Legal Education

Pierson, Pamela Bucy, Economics, EQ, and Finance: the Next Frontier in Legal Education (2016). 65 Journal of Legal Education 864 (2016); U of Alabama Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2833935. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2833935 “This article discusses data collected in 2014 – 2015 through a survey of associate deans at 91 of 202… Continue Reading

24/7 Wall Street – review of actual median salaries for college grads

“24/7 Wall St. reviewed the median annual wage for jobs classified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as typically requiring a bachelor’s degree. Even the lowest paying jobs among them tend to be relatively high paying. The median annual salaries of the 14 jobs on this list are all less than $50,000. In all but… Continue Reading

Louisiana elementary school educator seeks help to rebuild library after flooding

Via Trey Veazey’s blog posting requesting help [he is a Full-time librarian & literacy specialist at Glen Oaks Park Elementary School – Baton Rouge, Louisiana): “Access to books is the key to educational success. Our library doesn’t have books. Our classrooms don’t have books. Many of the homes of our students don’t have books. Like the tears… Continue Reading