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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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National Science Foundation, 2008
This report contains analyses of key aspects of the scope, quality, and vitality of the Nation's science and engineering enterprise and global science and technology. The report presents information on science, mathematics, and engineering education at all levels; the scientific and engineering workforce; U.S. and international and development…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Research and Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Engineering
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Hudson, Lisa; Laird, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2009
This report examines career/technical education (CTE) coursetaking of 2005 public high school graduates using a recently revised taxonomy and new indicators of participation to present a more contemporary and detailed picture of CTE coursetaking than is provided by previously-used indicators. To understand how students use the CTE curriculum, this…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Statistics, Vocational Education, Course Selection (Students)
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Chapman, Chris; Laird, Jennifer; KewalRamani, Angelina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2008, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three and a half decades (1972-2008), and examines the characteristics of high…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Dropouts
Laird, Jennifer; Alt, Martha; Wu, Joanna – Online Submission, 2009
This research brief examines high school students' coursetaking in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. As technical and scientific innovation increasingly drives the global economy, educators and experts in technical fields have expressed concern about the academic preparation of U.S. students in STEM fields. Using…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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Chapman, Chris; Laird, Jennifer; Ifill, Nicole; KewalRamani, Angelina – National Center for Education Statistics, 2011
This report updates a series of NCES reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. The report includes national and regional population estimates for the percentage of students who dropped out of high school between 2008 and 2009, the percentage of young people who were dropouts in 2009, and the percentage of young people…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Young Adults
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Laird, Jennifer; Chen, Xianglei; Levesque, Karen – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
The purpose of this publication is two fold. First, it presents data on the postsecondary educational experiences of students from the high school class of 1992 who concentrated in CTE while in high school, including information on their postsecondary enrollment, coursetaking, and degree attainment. Second, it demonstrates the richness and unique…
Descriptors: High School Students, Technical Education, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Laird, Jennifer; DeBell, Matthew; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of most rates in 2004, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades (1972-2004), and examines the characteristics of high school…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dropouts, Dropout Rate, Graduation Rate
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Laird, Jennifer; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; KewalRamani, Angelina; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2006, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last 3 decades (1972-006), and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts…
Descriptors: Credentials, High Schools, Family Income, Graduation Rate
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Laird, Jennifer; Kienzl, Gregory; DeBell, Matthew; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2007
Dropping out of high school is related to a number of negative outcomes. For example, the average income of persons ages 18 through 65 who had not completed high school was roughly $20,100 in 2005.1 By comparison, the average income of persons ages 18 through 65 who completed their education with a high school credential, including a General…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, High Schools, Income, Educational Development
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Laird, Jennifer; Lew, Stephen; DeBell, Matthew; Chapman, Chris – National Center for Education Statistics, 2006
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2002 and 2003, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, High Schools, Dropouts, Dropout Rate
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Levesque, Karen; Laird, Jennifer; Hensley, Elisabeth; Choy, Susan P.; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Hudson, Lisa – National Center for Education Statistics, 2008
This report is the fourth in a series of volumes published periodically by NCES to describe the condition of vocational education (now called "career and technical education" or CTE) in the United States during the period from 1990 through 2005. Based on data from 11 NCES surveys, the report describes CTE providers, offerings, participants,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Indicators, School Statistics, Educational Attainment
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Dornbusch, Sanford M.; Erickson, Kristan Glasgow; Laird, Jennifer; Wong, Carol A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2001
Examined whether attachments to family and school reduced five forms of adolescent deviance (smoking, drinking, marijuana use, delinquency, and violent behavior). Found that adolescent attachments to family and school reduced overall frequency, prevalence, and intensity of deviant involvement, regardless of community context, gender, or ethnic…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Attachment Behavior