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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Aud, Susan; Fox, Mary Ann; KewalRamani, Angelina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
"Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups" examines the educational progress and challenges of students in the United States by race/ethnicity. This report shows that over time, the numbers of students of each race/ethnicity who have completed high school and continued their education in college have increased. Despite these…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Race, Pacific Islanders
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Gilbertson, Lauren; Fox, Mary Ann – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2007
This chapter focuses on indicators of postsecondary participation, looking at the characteristics of students who enroll in postsecondary education, students who receive financial aid, and students who receive different levels of postsecondary degrees. Between 1976 and 2004, minority enrollments increased as a percentage of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Females, Enrollment Trends, Postsecondary Education
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Freeman, Catherine; Fox, Mary Ann – National Center for Education Statistics, 2005
This report shows that over time more American Indian/Alaska Native students have completed high school and gone on to college and that their attainment expectations have substantially increased in the past 20 years. Despite these gains, progress has been uneven and differences persist between American Indian/Alaska Native and White students on…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education
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KewalRamani, Angelina; Gilbertson, Lauren; Fox, Mary Ann; Provasnik, Stephen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
"Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities" examines the educational progress and challenges that racial and ethnic minorities face in the United States. This report shows that over time larger numbers of minorities have completed high school and continued their education in college. Despite these gains, progress has…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Outcomes of Education, Minority Groups, American Indians
Fox, Mary Ann – 2002
In this lesson, each fourth-grade student is asked to choose a famous person who was born in his/her state, research the person's contributions to history, write a monologue, and then perform the monologue using a costume and/or a prop. The lesson offers an overview; suggests lesson length and grade level; lists subjects and subtopics; cites…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Creative Activities, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades
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Aud, Susan; Hussar, William; Planty, Michael; Snyder, Thomas; Bianco, Kevin; Fox, Mary Ann; Frohlich, Lauren; Kemp, Jana; Drake, Lauren – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
To ensure reliable, accurate, and timely data, which are necessary to monitor the progress of education in the United States, Congress has mandated that the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) produce an annual report, "The Condition of Education". This year's report presents 49 indicators of important developments and trends in U.S.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, School Statistics, Educational Indicators
Fox, Mary Ann; Connolly, Brooke A.; Snyder, Thomas D. – US Department of Education, 2005
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published the first edition of "Youth Indicators" in 1988, which contained statistics to describe the circumstances of young people's lives both in school and beyond the schoolhouse. This current report is the fifth edition in this series. "Youth Indicators" is a statistical compilation of data…
Descriptors: School Statistics, Young Adults, Student Characteristics, Employment Level
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Rooney, Patrick; Hussar, William; Planty, Michael; Choy, Susan; Hampden-Thompson, Gillian; Provasnik, Stephen; Fox, Mary Ann – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
Efforts to monitor the progress of U.S. education and respond to its opportunities and challenges depend on reliable, accurate, and timely data. To provide such data, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) each year submits to Congress the mandated report, The Condition of Education. This year's report presents indicators of important…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Academic Achievement, Student Participation