ERIC Number: ED414651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Education Watch: The 1996 Education Trust State and National Data Book.
Education Trust, Washington, DC.
This book provides basic data on educational attainment, achievement, and practices for each state and the United States as a whole, with a focus on the academic-achievement gap between minority and white students. The first part provides an overview of the national picture of education, describing academic achievement, expenditures and investments in education, curriculum requirements, standards, and the relationship between educational attainment and work. It also offers examples of successful schools and districts. Recommendations include: (1) set high standards; (2) ensure that all students get a challenging curriculum; (3) make sure that all children have expert teachers; and (4) keep your own education watch. The second part contains profiles of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each profile provides information on personal income and educational attainment, the state report card, student characteristics, investments in education, and state educational performance. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Attainment, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Performance, Poverty, State Norms, Student Characteristics
Education Trust, 1725 K Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006, phone: (202) 293-1217, fax: (202) 293-2605 ($16.50 plus $4.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Trust, Washington, DC.