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Fed and Facebook could clash over digital currencies; Highlights from the House higher education bill; Trump administration delays plan that would cut food stamps and school meals; The Greater Sage Grouse safe from oil drilling for now; U.S. weekly jobless claims rise modestly.
According to research by Penn GSE Professor Laura Perna, data shows that inequalities continue to persist in higher education that uniquely disadvantage students of the lowest income brackets. However, the Perna argues that this presents a unique oppertunity for federal and state lawmakers to design new policies that help support low-income, first generation, and differently abled students.
Free speech order could stifle expression, critics say; Drug company protections slowing NAFTA rewrite; U.S. home sales hit highest level in 11 months.
President Trump is expected to issue an executive order that ties federal grants to free speech at Universities; Trump announces that irregardless of trade negotiations, tariffs will remain; Federal Judge places an injunction on drilling Wyoming; Jobless claims fall more than expected.
Wharton Professor Olivia Mitchell discusses her research that establishes an inverse correlation between age and patience, where in which, the older people get, the less patient they become. Based on these findings, Professor Mitchell speculates how this could partially explain the lack of preparedness (financial, health related, and otherwise) amongst the older generation and its profound consequences.
November 22nd, 2019
1:00pm - 2:30pm:
“Free College:” Understanding Potential Impact and Implications
Drawing on available data and research, this presentation describes different approaches to free college and offers a framework for understanding how free college programs may influence student outcomes. Professor Laura Perna will discuss the potential impact and implications of programs with different designs for college affordability and other student-level outcomes (especially for students from low-income families) as well as different types of postsecondary institutions. We also suggest the questions that should be explored to understand the potential benefits and pitfalls of a free college proposal.
Alliance for Excellent Education
The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship. The Alliance works to encourage the development and implementation of federal and national policies that support effective high school reform and increased student achievement and attainment. It works to synthesize and distribute research and information about promising practices that enlightens the national debate about education policies and options. The Alliance provides sound, objective, nonpartisan advice that informs decisions about policy creation and implementation.
Quick link to All4Ed’s State and National Data page: http://all4ed.org/state-data/national/
ED Data Express
ED Data Express is a Web site designed to improve the public’s ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. The site is designed to be interactive and to present the data in a clear, easy-to-use manner, with options to download information into Excel or manipulate the data within the Web site. The site currently includes data from EDFacts, Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR), State Accountability Workbooks, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the College Board, and the Department’s Budget Service office.
ED Data Express home page: http://www.eddataexpress.ed.gov/
NAEP: Nation’s Report Card
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Assessments are conducted periodically in mathematics, reading, science, writing, the arts, civics, economics, geography, U.S. history, and beginning in 2014, in Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL). To learn more about the NAEP, see: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/
The Nation’s Report Card (TM) informs the public about the academic achievement of elementary and secondary students in the United States. Report cards communicate the findings of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a continuing and nationally representative measure of achievement in various subjects over time.
Quick link to The Nation’s Report Card (TM): http://nationsreportcard.gov/about.aspx
Quick link to NAEP Website Tools and Applications: http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/naeptools.asp
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES has an extensive Statistical Standards Program that consults and advises on methodological and statistical aspects involved in the design, collection, and analysis of data collections in the Center. To learn more about the NCES, click here .
Quick link to NCES Data Tools: http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4
Quick link to Quick Tables and Figures: http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/
Quick link to NCES Fast Facts (Note: The primary purpose of the Fast Facts website is to provide users with concise information on a range of educational issues, from early childhood to adult learning.): http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/#
U.S. Census Bureau: Educational Attainment Data (SIPP)
The Survey of Income and Program Participation collects information about respondent’s highest level of school completed or degree received, school enrollment, job training, courses or programs studied, school costs and financing, and dates of receipt of high school and postsecondary degrees or diplomas for persons 15 years of age and older. Estimates are available at the national level. The SIPP includes a topical module on field of training, asked of each panel since 1984.
Quick link to additional education data available from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/index.html