ERIC Number: ED357872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-9
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada's Children: Selected Educational and Social Statistics. Nevada and National.
Horner, Mary P., Comp.
This statistical report describes the successes and shortcomings of education in Nevada and compares some statistics concerning education in Nevada to national norms. The report, which provides a comprehensive array of information helpful to policy makers and citizens, is divided into three sections. The first section presents statistics about K-12 education in Nevada and covers seven topics: (1) student characteristics, including enrollment, high school graduation, student assessment, student dropout rates, and teenage pregnancies; (2) professionals in education, including teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and nurses; (3) classrooms and buildings; (4) financial support; (5) curriculum, including the areas of reading, computers, physical education, special education, occupational education, and math and science; (6) rural Nevada; and (7) the National Education Goals. Statistics on health and social issues presented in Section B relate to: (1) child welfare and child abuse; (2) youth injury and mortality; (3) homeless youth; (4) infant healthcare; (5) mental health and suicide; (6) substance abuse; (7) infectious and sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS; and (8) juvenile delinquency. The final section lists Nevada's national ranking in selected areas. (Contains 50 references.) (TJQ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Health, High School Students, Pregnant Students, Rural Education, School Statistics, Social Problems, State Surveys, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Planning, Research and Evaluation Branch.; Nevada Univ., Reno. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada