Category Archives: Government Statistics

“Are these data for me?”

The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) system designed by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is an online, interactive tool to introduce many NCES datasets to data users. Two types of DLDT modules are available: common modules and dataset-specific … Continue reading

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Crime and Safety in U.S. Public Schools

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published a First Look report on crime, violence, discipline, and safety in U.S. public schools. This report can be downloaded from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2017122. It presents findings from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and … Continue reading

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Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later

This Statistical Analysis Report was released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on June 29.  It uses data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, a multifaceted survey designed to study the 2002 sophomore cohort’s transition from adolescence … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Data: An Accurate Reflection, or Just Smoke and Mirrors?

This article by Michael T. Owyang and Hannah Shell at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis examines China’s economic data. They address the widespread skepticism of Chinese official economic data and offer some alternative measures of China’s economic growth. https://www.stlouisfed.org/~/media/Publications/Regional-Economist/2017/Second_quarter_2017/China.pdf

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