Saturday, August 29, 2020

THIS WEEK Education Research Report

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Study: Student debt may hurt chances at full-time employment
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON A recently published study led by The University of Texas at Arlington says that student debt may hurt students' chances of securing full-time employment due to added pressure in their job search. Ariane Froidevaux, assistant professor of management in the College of Business, is first author of "Is Student Loan Debt Good or Bad for Full-Time Employment Upon Gradu
New study shows students do not spend enough time writing
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT HERE Effective writing i s a critical skill for success in many aspects of life. In a survey done in 2018 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 82 percent of employers said it is essential that their employees have strong written communication skills. Outside of college and career, writing is an essential form of communication, from emails to tweets to te
Expenditures per Pupil for Public K–12 Education Remained Relatively Level in FY 18
While total revenues and expenditures increased in public K–12 education in 2017–18 fiscal year (FY) 2018, current expenditures per pupil on a national basis remained relatively level at $12,654. Total revenues increased by 1.9 percent (from $720.7 to $734.2 billion) from FY 17 to FY 18, local revenues increased by 3.0 percent (from $323.3 to $332.9 billion), state revenues increased by 1.5 perce

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Middle School Teachers’ Perceptions of Their Students
Teacher expectations of students have been consistently linked with student academic achievement. What is less known is how students’ actual behaviors and performance shape teachers’ perceptions of them, particularly when considering student gender and race/ethnicity. A diverse dyadic sample of 1,653 seventh graders with 63 reporting teachers was used in this study to examine how teaching experie

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New research contradicts claims that Asian American students are harmed when they cannot attend their first-choice university
A new study finds evidence that contradicts claims in legal complaints to the U.S. Department of Justice arguing that Asian American students face negative consequences while in college as a result of not being admitted to and not attending their first-choice institution. These complaints led to the Trump administration launching formal investigations into the race-conscious admissions practices
2019 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data
The 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data show there is still more work to do to help students establish lifelong healthy behaviors. The data also show more work can be done in our nation’s schools to improve the health and safety of children and adolescents. During 2009–2019, there were significant decreases in the percentage of students who consumed soda or sports drinks one or more times
Income-Based Achievement Gaps Have Narrowed
Since 1990, U.S. policymakers have worked to close gaps in academic achievement by income and race (e.g. with school finance reform and school accountability systems) even as rising income inequality and income-based residential segregation have threatened to widen them. Using estimates of the mean and variance in household income for sampled schools, this study reconstructs the student-level rel

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Affirmative action incentivizes high schoolers to perform better
California voters will be asked to approve a return to affirmative action on Nov. 3 with Proposition 16, which would restore the right of the state's colleges and universities to consider race, ethnicity and gender in admission decisions. Affirmative action is a contentious issue across the globe, hotly debated in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nigeria and Brazil, as well as in the
Students experiencing homelessness are largely invisible
in school reopening plans Full report Twitter The COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating the challenges students experiencing homelessness face (link is external) , as well as causing the number of youth who are homeless to grow. 

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