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ECLS-K:2011 Restricted-Use Kindergarten-Third Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook (October 17, 2016)
This CD contains an electronic codebook (ECB), a restricted-use data file, and survey and ECB documentation for the fall and spring kindergarten, fall and spring first-grade, and fall spring second-grade, and spring third-grade rounds of data collection for the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011). The CD includes the user's manual developed for use with this data file, which focuses on the third-grade round of data collection, as well as the manual released with the Kindergarten Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook, the manual released with the Kindergarten-First Grade Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook, and the manual released with the Kindergarten-Second Grade Restricted-Use Data File and Electronic Codebook.

Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88 to 2011-12 (October 12, 2016)
This Statistical Analysis Report examines changes in the sources of newly hired teachers at public and private schools between 1987-88 and 2011-12. The study is based on data from four administrations of the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), a sample survey of elementary and secondary schools in the United States.

Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 201516 (October 11, 2016)
The 201516 survey Programs and Services for High School English Learners provides the first nationally representative data on this topic. This report is based on that survey and presents data on programs and services for high school English learners (ELs), including instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and programs or services (e.g., tutoring) designed specifically for high school ELs. The report provides findings on the use of native language(s) for content instruction, instructional support, materials, and services. Data are presented about the information that districts provide about educational programs or services to ELs ages 18 to 21 seeking to newly enroll in the district, as well as the factors districts consider when providing information about these programs and services to ELs in this group.

Revenues and Expenditures Increase in Public K-12 Education (October 5, 2016)
The amount of money spent, per pupil, in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools rose to $11,066 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. That is a 1.2 percent increase over the previous year (FY 2013), after adjusting for inflation. In FY 2014, total revenues per pupil averaged $12,460 nationally, an increase of 1.1 percent from FY 2013. At the state level, current expenditures per pupil ranged from $6,546 in Utah to $20,577 in the District of Columbia.

Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2014-15  (October 4, 2016)
This First Look report introduces new data for the universe of public elementary and secondary schools and agencies in the United States in school year 2014-15.