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View Resource Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

Conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), "the Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) is the nation's largest sample survey of the characteristics and conditions of America's public and private schools and the teachers and principals who work in them." The SASS provides detailed data on both the public and private sectors as well as on those schools administered by the Bureau...

https://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sass/
View Resource Condition of America's Public School Facilities: 1999

The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has recently placed online this report, which "provides national data about the condition of public schools in 1999 based on a survey conducted by NCES using its Fast Response Survey System." In it, readers will find information on the condition of school facilities and estimated costs to repair them, school plans for...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2000032
View Resource Reality Check 2001

Public Agenda Online, an organization devoted to ascertaining and analyzing public opinion on major policy issues, has recently posted the results of their survey on the "standards movement" in public schooling. According to Public Agenda, nearly every state has now "set specific academic requirements and mandatory testing to try and improve public schools." This survey seeks to assess whether...

https://www.publicagenda.org/specials/rc2001/reality.htm
View Resource The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of U.S. Public Schools

Throughout the United States, there has been a growing concern about the future of the racial and ethnic makeup of public school districts. After a number of prominent court decisions, some people have become concerned that many school districts will become segregated again in a matter of years. Recently, the Pew Hispanic Center's Rick Fry authored an important report on the changing racial and...

https://www.pewhispanic.org/2007/08/30/the-changing-racial-a...
View Resource Concerned about the education of young people, the Common Core organization releases the results of a recent survey

History Surveys Stumps U.S. Teens [Free registration may be required] http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/education/27history.html?_r=1&oref=slogin The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy http://www.bartleby.com/59/ Bill Moyers Journal: Interview with Susan Jacoby http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02152008/watch2.html Digital History http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ 19th Century...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0229
View Resource Taking Stock: Five Years of Structural Change in Boston's Public Schools

The Boston Foundation has recently completed a study of the past five years of structural change in Boston's public schools. This report, released in January 2014, is a welcome contribution to research on the state of U.S. public schools and includes updates on grade-level evaluations, school autonomy and “unresolved issues.” There's a nice timeline that runs alongside the text of the report that...

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https://www.tbf.org/~/media/TBFOrg/Files/Reports/TakingStock...