SITE OF THE MONTH:
Education Week's State Report Cards
November's Site of the Month is Education Week's State Report Cards page that summarizes state level scores on the National Assessment of
Educational Progress. You can find your state's scores, including math and reading assessments for 4th, and 8th grades, with the
site's easy to use point and click map. The state report card site also lets you generate tables of your own so you can easily make
comparisons of two or more state's scores.
The site also contains Education Week's letter grades for state policies relating to standards and accountability, teacher preparation,
school climate, and resources. Letter grades are based on a detailed assessment of state policies and education statistics, all detailed
on the site. A well documented resource for exploring state education systems.
NEW LINKS ADDED
We've recently added a number of new links to the site, including:
-State level profiles with detailed information on income, poverty, and low income, taken from the the Economic Policy Institute's report "State
of Working America." Excellent data on wage and income distributions with a convenient clickable map to get your state's data.
-Charitable Giving by State. The National Center for Charitable Statistics works closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector
service organizations, and the scholarly community, to build compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards
for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations. Find state level data on charitable giving at their website:
-Asian export performance. A recent analysis by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank charts a state-by-state picture of the impact of the Asian
financial crisis on exports. See how your state was affected at:
-Company information: Corporate profiles and industry analysis are available through the U.S. Business Reporter at
-Child Health USA 2000: State by state data on low birth weight babies, prenatal births to teenage mothers, Children's Health Insurance Program
(CHIP) enrollment, health insurance status of children, and infant neonatal mortality rates.
COUNTY ESTIMATES OF INCOME AND POVERTY
The Census Bureau has just released its latest county level estimates of median income, and the incidence of poverty for states and counties,
updated through 1997. Estimates are generated by a statistical model that combines
current administrative data from tax returns and food stamp records with demographic information from the decennial census, intercensal population
estimates, and the Current Population Survey (CPS). Until the 2000 Census becomes available, sometime next year, these will be among the best available
cross-sectional measures of sub-state income distribution.
You can quickly find data on median household income, numbers of persons in poverty, and children in poverty at:
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