Good News and Bad News in the CDC Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on youth risk behavior surveillance in the United States on June 15, 2018. The data come from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), including a national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). CDC and state/local education and health agencies jointly conducted the survey.

Mapping NAEP 8th Grade Math Achievement through the EDGE Program: What Do We See?

Education statistics are on the map. This was the theme of the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference (July 25-27, 2018), “Visualizing the Future of Education through Data.” The EDGE program is a collaborative product between the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the U.S. Census Bureau. To make data informative and intuitive to parents,

CPE’s New Study: An Ongoing Dialog between Educators in Finland and U.S.

Finnish education has been a hot topic since 2003 when Finland ranked first in both science and reading, and second in mathematics in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The report, released this week by the Center for Public Education (CPE) “adds to our insights into the Finnish education system”, remarked CPE Director Patte

From PIAAC to Linkage between School and the Labor Market

In a world in which millions of people are unemployed while many employers complain that they cannot find qualified workers, something is obviously out of balance. One of those issues is the match between the supply of and demand for skills. (OECD, PIAAC, 2016) Over the past week, we have attempted to provide policy makers