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What's New for March 2017

The Years Before School: Children's Nonparental Care Arrangements From 2001 to 2012 (March 28, 2017)
This Statistics in Brief examines the nonparental care arrangements of children in the United States, from birth through age 5, who are not yet enrolled in kindergarten, describing children's relative, nonrelative, and center-based care arrangements from 2001 to 2012.

Certification Status and Experience of U.S. Public School Teachers: Variations Across Student Subgroups (March 21, 2017)
This report provides a snapshot of the extent to which U.S. public schools students are taught by certified and experienced teachers using two available datasets.

NCES Releases 2015 National Indian Education Study (March 7, 2017)
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) reports educational experiences and results for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States.

ECLS-K:2011 Public-Use Kindergarten-Second Grade Data File and Electronic Codebook (March 1, 2017)
The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) is a longitudinal study following a nationally representative sample of students from their kindergarten year to the spring of 2016, when most of the students are expected to be in fifth grade. This public-use data file includes information collected during the fall and spring of the 2010-11 school year, when all of the students were in kindergarten, the fall and spring of the 2011-12 school year, when most of the students were in first grade, and the fall and spring of the 2012-13 school year, when most of the students were in second grade. The file includes information collected from the students, their parents/guardians, their teachers, and their school administrators in the first two years of the study. It also includes information collected in the spring of 2011 from their kindergarten-year before- and after-school care providers.