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May 23, 2018

2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference Proposal/Demonstration Deadline Quickly Approaching

A second IES item to finish today’s blogging.

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2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference Proposal/Demonstration Deadline Quickly Approaching

Deadlines are approaching for the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference “Visualizing the Future of Education through Data” taking place July 25-27, 2018, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

• Tuesday, May 29, 2018: Deadline to submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal. To register and optionally submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal, please visit https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/Register.aspx?id=2843.

Topics are invited from all sources, but the major focus will be on Common Core of Data (CCD), data collection, data linking beyond K-12, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, data use (analytical), data use (instructional), fiscal data, and Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS).

• Friday, June 29, 2018: Deadline to make reservations at The Mayflower Hotel. If you have not already done so, please make your hotel reservations by visiting https://book.passkey.com/event/49683113/owner/1261/home or call The Mayflower’s reservation line at 877-212-5752 to reserve a sleeping room.

Reference the conference block name, STATS-DC 2018, to receive the group rate of $175 plus taxes per night. You will need to provide a personal credit card number to guarantee your room.

• Friday, July 6, 2018: Pre-registration closes. After this date, participants must complete registration paperwork onsite at the conference.

For more information, please visit the Data Conference Website.

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, contact Patrick Keaton at patrick.keaton@ed.gov.

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New Report on the Condition of Education in the United States

A couple of items from IES to end the day.

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New Report on the Condition of Education in the United States

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The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2018 today (May 23), a congressionally mandated report that summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. This year’s report provides new analyses on a wide range of issues, including the cost of early childhood care arrangements and average student loan debt for graduate school completers. Findings from the new analyses include:

  • Early childhood care expenses were higher in 2016 than in 2001. For example, families’ average hourly out-of-pocket expenses for center-based care were 72 percent higher in 2016 ($7.60) than in 2001 ($4.42), in constant 2016–17 dollars. The analysis also finds that in 2016, some 57 percent of children under the age of 6 had parents who reported there were good choices for child care where they lived. Among children whose parents reported difficulty finding child care in 2016, some 32 percent cited cost as the primary reason.
  • Overall, 18 percent of public school teachers in 2015–16 had entered teaching through an alternative route to certification program. The percentages were higher among those who taught career or technical education (37 percent), natural sciences (28 percent), foreign languages (26 percent), English as a second language (24 percent), math and computer science (22 percent), and special education (20 percent).
  • Among graduate school completers who had student loans for undergraduate or graduate studies, average student loan balances increased between 1999–2000 and 2015–16 for all degree types (in constant 2016–17 dollars). For example, average student loan balances for students who completed research doctorate degrees, such as a Ph.D., doubled during this time period, from $53,500 to $108,400 (an increase of 103 percent). Average student loan balances increased by 90 percent for those who completed professional doctorate degrees, such as medical doctorates and law degrees (from $98,200 to $186,600).

The 2018 report also includes other key findings on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.

To browse the full report, please visit https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/
To download the full report as a PDF file, please visit: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2018144

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May 17, 2018

NCES Announces The 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

This may be of interest to some of my more statistical or academic readers.

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NCES Announces the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announces the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, July 25-27 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The theme of this year’s conference is, “Visualizing the Future of Education through Data.” The conference is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • Discussions on technical and policy issues related to the collection, maintenance, and use of education data for education researchers, policymakers, and data system managers from all levels of government who want to share innovations in the design and implementation of education data collections and information systems;
  • Informative sessions on the Common Core of Data (CCD), data collection, data linking beyond K-12, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, data use (analytical), data use (instructional), fiscal data, Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS), and changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data; and
  • Updates on federal and state activities affecting data collection and reporting, with a focus on information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics.

NCES is also accepting proposals from those who would like to present a session at the STATS-DC Data Conference. The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

For more information, including where to register, please visit the information page: https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=2843

You can also visit the STATS-DC Conference Website for information about the conference, the Mayflower Hotel, updates to the agenda and other important information: https://nces.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/statsdc/2018/

To register and or submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal, please visit https://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/Register.aspx?id=2843

*** The deadline to submit a proposal is Tuesday, May 29, 2018. ***

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
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May 16, 2018

Teacher Spending On Classroom Supplies

I wonder what this looks like for online teachers?

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Teacher spending on classroom supplies

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This report describes the percentage of public school teachers who spend their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement, and the amount of money spent by these teachers.

During the 2014-15 school year, 94 percent of teachers spent any of their own money on classroom supplies without reimbursement. Among teachers who spent any of their own money, the average (mean) amount spent was $479. About 44 percent spent $250 or less, while 36 percent spent from $251 to $500.

This report uses data from the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey. To view the full report, please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2018097

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May 12, 2018

Two New Products Highlight ERIC’s Multimedia Resources

From Thursday’s inbox…

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Two New Products Highlight ERIC’s Multimedia Resources

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ERIC has developed a new video and product guide that can help you easily locate multimedia resources for your use. The video, ERIC Resources for College and University-Based Users, describes ERIC’s resources of special interest to this audience, and the Product Guideprovides a listing of all of ERIC’s videos, infographics, and webinar recordings on a single page.

Check out the video if you are a student, professor, or academic librarian who uses ERIC. The video will point you to resources that cover topics such as searching ERIC, writing a research paper or conducting a systematic evidence review using ERIC, and finding full-text materials. The video also guides grantees to information about the IES Public Access Policy, ERIC’s Online Submission System, and tips for writing an abstract.

The Product Guide lists ERIC videos, infographics, and webinars on a single page, with a link to each resource. There are materials available to support the full range of ERIC user groups, with even more planned for development in the future.

See the Multimedia page at eric.ed.gov to find all of ERIC’s support products, including a widget that can be embedded on a webpage or LibGuide.

Keep up to date with ERIC activities and releases by following us on Facebook and Twitter. ERIC is an online library with 1.7 million records of journal articles, reports, and books in the field of education. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Institute of Education Sciences, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the nation’s leading source for rigorous, independent education research, evaluation and statistics.
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