Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Education as Told by Charts, Graphs, Videos, and More - The Atlantic

Education as Told by Charts, Graphs, Videos, and More - The Atlantic:

Education in 2015 Visualized

Some of the most important issues of the year, from school discipline in elementary schools to students saddled with debt long after graduation.

 Education issues can be difficult to grasp; they can feel  overwhelming, intangible, or even irrelevant. Sometimes, the best and most effective means of conveying education stories are through charts, graphics, images, and videos. Here are some of the visuals from around the Internet this past year that helped visualize what mattered—student debt, early-childhood education, regional inequality in schools, campus protests, and so on—in a way that was engaging and provocative.

School Discipline:​
When Schools Are Forced to Practice Race-Based Discipline | The Atlantic

According to U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, white students made up the largest percentage of one-time suspensions and expulsions,  but black students were expelled and suspended at rates three times higher than their white peers. Education Next polled 4,000 people and concluded that a higher percentage of white respondents, teachers, the general public, and parents opposed federal discipline policies set to correct disparate-impact policies.

Regional Inequality:

Countries With The Most Students For Each School Computer Forbes / Statista

Niall McCarthy / Statista
The “digital divide”—the gap between regions that have access to modern technology as a tool, and those that don’t—is a growing problem that hinders how schools around the world are able to educate students. A report by OECD reported that some countries claim to have multiple computers available per student at school, but this does not translate to “appreciable improvements in student achievement in reading, mathematics or science in the countries that had invested heavily in Education as Told by Charts, Graphs, Videos, and More - The Atlantic: