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Education Statistics Quarterly
Vol 4, Issue 4
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Note From NCES
     Note From NCES
     By:Kathryn A. Chandler, Program Director, Elementary/Secondary Sample Survey Studies Program
     Outlines the historical background and development of NCES research on school crime and safety.
Featured Topic: School Crime and Safety
     Are America’s Schools Safe? Students Speak Out: 1999 School Crime Supplement
     By:Lynn A. Addington, Sally A. Ruddy, Amanda K. Miller, and Jill F. DeVoe
     Presents the responses of 12- through 18-year-old students to questions on various topics related to crime and student safety at school, including criminal victimization, alcohol and drug availability, and the presence of street gangs and weapons.
     Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2002
     By:Jill F. DeVoe, Katharin Peter, Phillip Kaufman, Sally A. Ruddy, Amanda K. Miller, Mike Planty, Thomas D. Snyder, Detis T. Duhart, and Michael R. Rand
     Draws from numerous sources to provide the latest indicator data on crime and safety at school, including updates on student and teacher victimization, weapons and fights at school, and students’ alcohol and marijuana use. Also covers student victimization away from school.
     Invited Commentary: The Federal Government’s Role in Measuring and Reporting on School Crime and Safety
     By:Richard Lawrence, Professor of Criminal Justice, St. Cloud State University
Elementary and Secondary Education
     Internet Access in U.S. Public Schools and Classrooms: 1994-2001
     By:Anne Kleiner and Elizabeth Farris
     Presents key findings on Internet access in public schools, including national estimates as well as selected findings by school characteristics.
Postsecondary Education
     What Students Pay for College: Changes in Net Price of College Attendance Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
     By:Laura Horn, Christina Chang Wei, and Ali Berker
     Analyzes overall changes in the net price of attending college—that is, tuition and nontuition expenses minus financial aid. Also examines net price changes by student income and institution type.
     Short-Term Enrollment in Postsecondary Education: Student Background and Institutional Differences in Reasons for Early Departure, 1996-98
     By:Ellen M. Bradburn
     Examines factors associated with leaving postsecondary education without earning a degree. Compares data for different types of institutions.
     A Profile of Participation in Distance Education: 1999-2000
     By:Anna C. Sikora
     Examines the participation of undergraduate and graduate students in distance education. Includes discussion of student characteristics, types of distance education technology, and students’ satisfaction with their distance education courses.
     Beyond 9 to 5: The Diversity of Employment Among 1992-93 College Graduates in 1997
     By:Ellen M. Bradburn and Rachael Berger
     Examines alternative employment experiences of bachelor's degree recipients, focusing on part-time employment, self-employment, employment in multiple jobs, employment in clerical and support occupations, and employment in field professions.
     Gender and Racial/Ethnic Differences in Salary and Other Characteristics of Postsecondary Faculty: Fall 1998
     By:Ellen M. Bradburn and Anna C. Sikora
     Examines how gender and race/ethnicity relate to faculty outcomes and characteristics, such as salary, rank, tenure status, education, experience, institution type, teaching field, workload, and research productivity. Focuses on full-time faculty and staff with for-credit instructional duties.
     Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2000 and Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2000
     By:Laura G. Knapp, Janice E. Kelly, Roy W. Whitmore, Shiying Wu, and Lorraine M. Gallego
     Presents data on postsecondary enrollment, financial statistics, and student financial aid. Includes both national and state-level data.
     Hispanic Serving Institutions: Statistical Trends From 1990 to 1999 and Staff: 1992-98
     By:Christina Stearns and Satoshi Watanabe
     Provides an overview of the growth in enrollment and degrees during the 1990s at Hispanic serving institutions (those with at least 25 percent Hispanic enrollment in 1999). Also presents an overview of staff and salaries at these institutions.
     Programs for Adults in Public Library Outlets
     By:Laurie Lewis and Elizabeth Farris
     Presents nationally representative data about three types of offerings for adults in public library outlets: literacy programs, lifelong learning programs, and Internet access for independent use.
     State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2001
     By:Barbara Holton, Elaine Kroe, Patricia O'Shea, Cindy Sheckells, Suzanne Dorinski, and Michael Freeman
     Contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, including these agencies’ governance, special operations, services, collections, staff, and income and expenditures.
Crosscutting Statistics
     Federal Support for Education: Fiscal Years 1980 to 2002
     By:Charlene M. Hoffman
     Provides a comprehensive picture of federal financial support for education, including both Department of Education programs and other support.
Data Products, Other Publications, and Funding Opportunities
Data Products
     Data File: Common Core of Data Local Education Agency Dropout and Completion Data: School Years 1991–92 Through 1996–97
     Data File: Common Core of Data State Public Elementary/ Secondary Education Dropout and Completion File: School Years 1991–92 Through 1996–97
     Data File: State Library Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2001
Other Publications
     Findings From The Condition of Education 2002: Private Schools—A Brief Portrait
     By:Martha Naomi Alt and Katharin Peter
     Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies: 2000–2001
     By:Lena McDowell and John Sietsema
     Findings From The Condition of Education 2002: Nontraditional Undergraduates
     By:Susan Choy
     The Condition of Education 2002 in Brief
     By:John Wirt and Andrea Livingston
     Programs and Plans of the National Center for Education Statistics: 2002 Edition
     By:Celestine Davis (editor)
     NCES Statistical Standards
     Defining and Assessing Learning: Exploring Competency-Based Initiatives
     By:Elizabeth A. Jones and Richard A. Voorhees, with Karen Paulson
     Technology in Schools: Suggestions, Tools, and Guidelines for Assessing Technology in Elementary and Secondary Education
     By:Technology in Schools Task Force, National Forum on Education Statistics
Funding Opportunities
     The AERA Grants Program
     The NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant Program

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