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 Safety (SSOCS:2016).
- A higher percentage of middle schools reported that student bullying occurred at school daily or at least once a week (22 percent) than did high schools (15 percent) or primary schools (8 percent);
- About 36 percent of schools located in cities reported that one or more sworn law enforcement officers routinely carried a firearm while at school during the 2015-16 school year. That was lower than the percent reported at schools in towns (57 percent) and suburbs (45 percent).
SSOCS was first administered in school year 1999–2000 and repeated in school years 2003–04, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2009–10, and 2015–16. The next wave of data collection is planned for school year 2017–18. Principals from a nationally representative stratified random sample of 3,553 U.S. public schools received a SSOCS 2016 questionnaire, which was designed to collect data on crime and safety from the schools’ perspective. To learn more about SSOCS, visit https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ssocs/.
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 to adulthood. In 2012 most of the respondents were 26 years old. 93 percent were in the workforce and 31 percent had married, including 28 percent who were currently married and 3 percent who had subsequently divorced, separated, or become widowed.
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.
Pew Researcher Center released a report on public’s attitudes toward gun ownership and gun control policies on June 22. It is based on Pew’s American Trends Panel waves 25 and 26 conducted in March and April 2017. About four-in-ten adults in the U.S. live in a gun-owning household and protection is the main reason for owning a gun according to this report. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2017/06/22/americas-complex-relationship-with-guns/
CLEA Release 10 (20170530) includes 60 new elections from 24 countries. It now covers close to 1,800 elections from 154 countries and territories. GeoReferenced Electoral Districts (GRED) issues Beta 2 release. GRED files are georeferenced maps providing the boundaries for electoral districts and can be linked to the constituencies in CLEA’s election archive.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety is a joint publication of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This annual report provides detailed statistics about current aspects of crime and safety in schools and colleges. This 19th edition includes the most recent available data, compiled from a number of statistical data sources from federal government.
The 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference “Educators Run on Data” will take place Tuesday, August 1–Thursday, August 3, 2017 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
Please be mindful about these approaching deadlines:
- Friday, May 12, 2017: Deadline to submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal.
- Friday, June 30, 2017: Deadline to make reservations at The Mayflower Hotel.
- Friday, July 7, 2017: Pre-registration closes.
The American National Election Studies (ANES) just released the 2016 Time Series Study. Face-to-face and Internet interviews with over 4,200 American citizens were conducted for 2016. There was a pre-election survey between Sept. 7 and Nov. 7, 2016 and a post-election survey between Nov. 9 and Jan. 8, 2017. This latest survey posed new questions on issues such as outsourcing, policing, political correctness, LGBT issues, gender issues, social mobility, economic inequality, campaign finance and international affairs. www.electionstudies.org
This new study was added to DISC Online Archive. It identifies the presence and characteristics of Medicaid coverage for adults without dependent children for each state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. http://www.disc.wisc.edu/archive/Medicaid/index.html
The microdata and codebook for the 2015 American Housing Survey were released by the U.S. Census Bureau on March 29, 2017. This release includes the National Public Use File and the Metropolitan Public Use File. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps24.html