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1. 2002 Survey of Business Owners (aka Survey of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses) (external link)
Abstract: Data from national survey on minority and women-owned businesses
Category: Data, Statistics



2. 2005 Fair Market Rents (external link)
Abstract: Contains data on fair market rents, sorted by number of bedrooms, for thousands of different communities across the US
Category: Statistics, Data



3. 2005 New York State Statistical Yearbook (external link)
Abstract: This site provides hundreds of easily searchable tables of data to download with statistics about New York State. Some topics include business, employment, criminal justice, housing, education, health, agriculture, and general demographics.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



4. 2006 Decline in SAT Scores (external link)
Abstract: From the College Board, this press release/website contains information about decreasing SAT scores in 2006. It also contains tables and data about different states, genders, races, etc.
Category: Data



5. 50 State SAT Data (internal link)
Category: Data Analysis, Numbers, Averages



6. A Data Processing Lesson for Statistics about AIDS: Reading a Table or Chart (internal link)
Abstract: Students will work on describing the scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by extracting data from a table. They will also work to make comparisons and draw conclusions from the data. This document also contains a social studies lesson about AIDS.
Category: Data, Graphing



7. A Guide to Graduation Rates in NYC (internal link)
Abstract: A short guide to how graduation rates are calculated in NY, as well as data on different demographic groups and geographic areas.
Category: Data, Rates



8. A New Yorker's Guide to Military Recruitment in the 5 Boroughs (external link)
Abstract: A user-friendly guide for educators and activists interested in teaching about the military and military recruitment in New York.
Category: Statistics, Data



9. Affordability of Postsecondary Education: Equity and Advocacy Across the 50 States (external link)
Abstract: This report examines trends related to two persistent patterns - inequality in financial access to postsecondary education for low-income students in the U.S., and disparities in financial access across states.
Category: Statistics, Data



10. AIDS and HIV Reports from the CDC (external link)
Abstract: This website contains reports and data about AIDS and HIV in the U.S., including data over time, rates by race and gender, geographic focuses, and much more
Category: Statistics, Data



11. All Choked Up by Smoking Statistics (external link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students create graphs from a table provided by the American Lung Association regarding smoking habits among high school seniors from 1976 to 1997 as a way to demonstrate understanding of how to present statistics graphically in a variety of ways.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



12. Annual Education Reports (external link)
Abstract: he Annual Reports Program prepares analyses that synthesize data on a variety of education topics, and disseminates these analyses through indicator reports, tabular reports, and web tools.
Category: Statistics, Data



13. Attitudes Towards Immigrants and Immigration Policy: Survey Amoung Latinos in the U.S. and Mexico (external link)
Abstract: e Pew Hispanic Center released findings from major new surveys conducted in the U.S. and Mexico on attitudes toward immigrants and immigration policy options. A survey of U.S. Latinos shows that views are not unanimous on unauthorized migrants and U.S. policy toward them. A separate survey in Mexico reveals the size of the Mexican population that is considering migration to the United States, including those inclined to come without legal status.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



14. Banking on a Good Turn: Examining Key World Economies and Comparing their Current Volatility (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students review key economic terms and ideas necessary for understanding world economies. They then research the economies of countries in the Group of 8 and present how their economies have changed over the past five years and how the relationships among these countries affect each other in light of world events. Finally, they individually reflect on how the war with Iraq has impacted the economy of one of the Group of 8 members.
Category: Graphing, Data



15. Broad Survey of Day Laborers Finds High Levels of Injuries and Pay Violations (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on a 2006 study, the first and broadest of it's kind, that looked at the lives and economic situations of day laborers across the U.S.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



16. Brooklyn Displacement Study (internal link)
Abstract: This Powerpoint Presentation identifies census tracts in Brooklyn that are most likely to experience displacement by analyzing income data from the 2000 and 1990 census'. It contains both graphs and maps to illustrate the methodology.
Category: Data, Graphing, Mapping



17. Bureau of Economic Analysis (external link)
Abstract: This government site contains current and historical data about GDP, income, corporate profits, businesses, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



18. Bureau of Justice Statistics (external link)
Abstract: This government site contains both current and historical data about crime, prisons, incarceration, arrests, and much more, on both local and national levels. It includes both datasets, fact sheets, and more detailed reports.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



19. Bureau of Labor Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The BLS contains vast, up-to-date charts and statistics about all topics related to labor, finance, wages, etc, in the US. Some umbrella topics include: Inflation, Wages and Benefits, Safety & Health, Occupations, Demographics, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs



20. Campaign for a Tobacco-Free Kids (external link)
Abstract: The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is fighting to free America's youth from tobacco and to create a healthier environment. The website contains data sets, maps, reports, updated data links, and other useful information about preventing teen smoking.
Category: Statistics, Data



21. Community Voices Heard - Student Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



22. Community Voices Heard - Teacherss Guide (internal link)
Abstract: A semester-long unit about conducting and analyzing community surveys. Students learn about randomization, sampling, and different techniques for data analysis. Can be adapted for any grade, 6 - 12.
Category: Surveys, Statistics, Percents, Data, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Margin of Error, Correlation, Scatterplots, Regression,



23. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in Brooklyn (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association



24. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in the Bronx (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association



25. Comparing Disparities in Race-Based Incarceration Rates (internal link)
Category: Bar Graphs, Graphing, Data Analysis



26. Confronting Confinement: A Report of the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons (external link)
Abstract: The Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons held public hearings and met for over a year. This is there official report which looks at the conditions in confinement (violence, health care, etc)., as well as a lot of data, and recommendations for changes that need to be made.
Category: Data



27. Connecting Community, Critical, and Classical Knowledge in Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice (internal link)
Abstract: In this article, Gutstein describes conceptually, and gives an example of, an aspect of teaching mathematics for Social Justice - teachers' attempts to connect three forms of knowledge: community, critical, and classical.
Category: Geometry, Data, Ratios, Rates, Percents



28. Current Unemployment Statistics (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the most recent data on employment/unemployment in the US
Category: Statistics, Data



29. Data on Higher Education (external link)
Abstract: This website contains data, reports, maps, graphs, and other useful information about college students. It also looks at issues of retention and graduation rates by state, race, gender, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



30. Data on Income Growth from Government Tax Return Records (internal link)
Abstract: This document contains a dozen different charts that look at income growth in the US over the past century, as well as current income levels and percentiles. It also looks at who (the wealthy) have benefited the most from recent tax cuts.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



31. Data on Minority-Owned Businesses (external link)
Abstract: Data on minority-owned businesses, including overview and results of national surveys from the Small Business Association
Category: Data, Statistics



32. Data on Poverty and Income (external link)
Abstract: Extensive data on poverty and income in the United States from as early as 1955
Category: Statistics, Data



33. Data on the Health of New Yorkers (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association, Graphing



34. Day Labor in New York: Findings from the NYDL Survey (external link)
Abstract: This report examines data from the NY Day Laborer Syrvey. It asks and attempts to answer 6 questions: Who are day laborers? What are the earnings of Day Laborers? What do they do? Why do day labor? Who hires them? Are they abused?
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



35. Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at workplace injuries and deaths over time and in recent years, and contains data on different races, jobs, and states.
Category: Statistics, Data



36. Death Penalty Information Center (external link)
Abstract: This site contains a tremendous amount of information on the Death Penalty in the US, and includes publications, fact sheets, data sets, and links to other useful resources.
Category: Statistics, Data



37. Debt Reseach (external link)
Abstract: This is a one-stop resource for information on the debt crisis in America and its impact on economic security. The site covers a range of issues from credit cards to payday loans to predatory mortgage lending. It contains data, research papers, and more.
Category: Statistics, Data



38. Demographic Trends in the 20th Century (external link)
Abstract: This thoroughly researched paper was published by the US Census Bureau, and contains both written analysis as well as data on demographic trends in the US over the past 100 years.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



39. Deportation Statistics, 2004 and Historical (external link)
Abstract: Run by the Department of Homeland Security, this website contains 44 charts on deportations over the past century.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



40. Did Falling Wages and Employment Increase US Imprisonment? (internal link)
Abstract: This paper studies the effects of wages and employment on men's prison admission rates in the US from 1983 to 2001. It finds that there is a significant increased in educational inequality amongst incarcerated men, and regression analysis also demonstrates the negative efects of wages and employment on black men's incarceration.
Category: Data, Statistics, Scatterplots, Regression



41. Diplomas Count: An Essential Guide to Graduation Policy and Rates (external link)
Abstract: This page features reports and data on all 50 states about graduation rates and trends. It also contains reports on the financial impact of graduating from High School, data sets, and maps.
Category: Statistics, Data, Mapping



42. Dropout Rates by Family Income, 1972 - 2001 (internal link)
Abstract: Data on dropout rates for low, middle, and high-income students between 1972 - 2001
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



43. Dropout Rates for 16 - 24 year-olds by Race and Ethnicity, 1972 - 2002 (internal link)
Abstract: This chart summarizes data on dropout rates for 16 - 24 year-olds between 1972-2002, and contains data for overall rates as well as those for Black, White, and Hispanic students
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



44. Economic and Analysis Research Center (EARN) (external link)
Abstract: The Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) links groups that conduct and disseminate research, develop policy and advocate on a range of issues, including wages and benefits, incomes, jobs, unemployment, workforce and economic development, minimum and living wages, Social Security, education, tax and budget, and health care.
Category: Statistics, Data



45. Education and Employment Status, by Race: 1970 - 2003 (internal link)
Abstract: Data on educational attainment and employment status in the US by youth of different races over the past 30+ years
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



46. Education Pays 2005 Update (internal link)
Abstract: From the college board, this 12 page report analyzes the relationship between higher education and things like income, voting participation, health, and education of other family members and children.
Category: Data, Graphing, Trends



47. Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society (external link)
Abstract: An updated report from the Census Bureau about the advantages to having a higher education. The report looks at factors such as income and benefits.
Category: Data, Graphing



48. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (College) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a college degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



49. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (Graduate School) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a Graduate School degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



50. Educational Attainment, 1970 - 2003 by Gender and Race (High School) (internal link)
Abstract: This chart contains data from 1970 - 2003 about the rates of obtaining a highschool degree by gender and race
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



51. Evidence from 2000 Census About Earnings by Detailed Occupation for Men and Women (external link)
Abstract: This report looks at the distribution of earning by occupation for all workers and seperately for men and women. Earnings includes wages, salaries, and self employment.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



52. FactSheet: AIDS and HIV in the US (internal link)
Abstract: Compiled from by the World Health Organization, this brief fact sheet highlights data about HIV and AIDS in the US, including number of cases and growth rates in different communities and parts of the country.
Category: Statistics, Data



53. Fighting Poverty in Queens (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association, Graphing, Inference, Interpretation, Averag



54. Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy (external link)
Abstract: The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.
Category: Statistics, Data



55. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Homeless Youth (internal link)
Abstract: Through a comprehensive review of available academic research and professional literature, this report looks at why so many GLBT youth become and stay homeless, and looks at their experiences in the shelter system as well as critical problems affecting them including mental health issues, substance abuse and risky sexual behavior.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



56. Global Child Poverty (external link)
Abstract: A PowerPoint Presentation on the status of global child poverty. It looks at things like mortality rates, compares wealthy/poor countries, and discusses various commitments (and failures) that different nations have made to eradicate this problem.
Category: Data, Scatterplots



57. Global Health Indicators (external link)
Abstract: The Core Health Indicators from the World Health Report include essential health indicators to quantitatively characterize the health situation of the 192 Member States for the period 1998-2004. With this query system, you can construct tables for any combination of countries, indicators and years.
Category: Statistics, Data



58. Gunshots by the Numbers: Examining and Presenting Statistics about the Dangers of Guns in Homes (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students convert statistics about gun injuries into visual presentations, then use these as the basis for a poster campaign to teach children about the dangers of guns in homes.
Category: Statistics, Data



59. Health Disparities in New York City, 2004 (internal link)
Abstract: This comprehensive report on a 2004 city-wide survey provides data on health issues for New Yorkers including: life expectancy, cause of death, smoking, drugs and alcohol, health insurance, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, etc. The report also compares rates for different races, economic classes, and geographic areas within the city.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



60. Health in the United States, 2005 (external link)
Abstract: The chartbook assesses the Nation’s health by presenting trends and current information on selected determinants and measures of health status and utilization of health care. Determinants of health considered in the chartbook include demographic factors, poverty, health insurance coverage, and health behaviors and risk factors, including obesity, cigarette smoking, and physical activity.
Category: Statistics, Data



61. High Cost of Credit: Disparities of High-Cost Loans to Minorities (external link)
Abstract: This article and website contain a report, maps, and data on the disparity of high-cost loans to minorities throughout the U.S.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



62. Historic Health Insurance Tables (external link)
Abstract: This US Census Bureau page contains 8 different spreadsheets to download about health insurance coverage in the US from the mid 1990's to the present. Tables include data sorted by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
Category: Statistics, Data



63. Historical Census Statistics on Population by Race (1790-1990) for the US, Regions, Divisions, and States (external link)
Abstract: This Census Bureau page contains dozens of spreadsheets that can be downloaded, which contain data on the total population of different races, sortable by multiple geographic perameters.
Category: Statistics, Data



64. HIV and AIDS Fact Sheet for African Americans (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the status of HIV and AIDS in Black and African-American communities as of Feb 2006
Category: Surveys, Data



65. How Class Works: An Interactive Exploration (external link)
Abstract: From the NY Times' "Class Matters" section, this interactive, multimedia website is divided into four very user-friendly topics: Components of Class, How Class Breaks Down, Income Mobility, and A Nationwide Poll.
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics, Surveys



66. How did Latinos Really Vote in 2004? (internal link)
Abstract: A summary on the data of Latino voting patterns in 2004, including data on who they voted for, voter rates, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



67. Immigration Statistics - Homeland Security Office (external link)
Abstract: This government-run site contains data, statistics, publications, and fact sheets on immigration into the US, focusing largely on legal immigration and information on immigrants who have become legal citizens.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



68. Improving TANF for Teens (external link)
Abstract: This paper explores which teens TANF reaches, and which teens the program does not. It also spotlights new resarch on adolescents in TANF families, and the impact of TANF rules for minor parents.
Category: Statistics, Data



69. Income Data for US Households (external link)
Abstract: Percent distribution of households, by selected characteristics, within income quintile and top 5 percent
Category: Data, Statistics



70. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the US: 2005 (external link)
Abstract: A comprehensive analysis of recent census data on income, poverty, and health coverage.
Category: Data, Statistics, Graphing



71. Indicators of Childhood Well-Being: Behavior and Social Environment (external link)
Abstract: This presents data about young people's personal behavior, with a focus on illigal and high-risk behavior such as cigarette smoking, alcohol use, violent crimes (as victims and offenders).
Category: Data, Graphing



72. Indicators of Childhood Well-Being: Charactertics (external link)
Abstract: This article presents data that illustrate changes in the population and family contexts in which America's children are being raised. Nine key measures present data on trends in the size and composition of their families and the environment in which they live.
Category: Data



73. Indicators of Childhood Well-Being: Economic Security Indicators (external link)
Abstract: The data in this report offer insights into the conditions of American children by providing information in four key areas: economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education.
Category: Data, Graphing



74. Indicators of Childhood Well-Being: Education (external link)
Abstract: This section presents key indicators on how well children are learning and progressing, including data on family reading to young children, participation in early childhood care and education, scores on national assessments, and more.
Category: Data, Graphing



75. Indicators of Childhood Well-Being: Health (external link)
Abstract: This section of this multi-part report presents information on meaures of child health, including: chronic disease, birth outcomes, mortality rates, obesity, immunization.
Category: Data, Graphing



76. InfoShare (external link)
Abstract: The Infoshare Community Information Service is a sophisticated tool that lets planners, community activists, teachers, students, researchers, and ordinary citizens view and analyze a vast array of community and regional data. Data currently available for NYC and NY State.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs, Maps



77. Institute for Research on Poverty (external link)
Abstract: RP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. The website contains research on welfare, EITC, education, and much more. Focuses heavily on poverty in the Midwest
Category: Data



78. Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty (external link)
Abstract: The Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan, research and policy organization located at the Weingart Center, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The Institute delivers reliable analysis, data and solutions to institutions and individuals to spark new collaborations and foster new initiatives, policies and programs to better understand and address homelessness and poverty.
Category: Data



79. Is There a Nativity Gap? The Academic Performance of Immigrant Students (external link)
Abstract: A statistical analysis of the academic performance of immigrant youth which focuses on variables including ELL status, time in the country, SES, and years in public schools.
Category: Statistics, Data



80. Jail, Education, and Opportunities (internal link)
Abstract: This provides an overview of an activity that students can do to learn more about the demographics and trends within the U.S. Prisons System by having them research data from the Department of Corrections and construct tables and graphs to make inferences to predict future data.
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics, Scatterplots



81. KidsCount (external link)
Abstract: KIDS COUNT, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. Website contains original publications and policy papers, as well as programs to create custom-made maps and data reports about youth by every county, city, and state in the US
Category: Data, Statistics



82. Long Term Trends in Mathematics (external link)
Abstract: The NAEP long-term trend assessment in mathematics documents trends in student performance from 1973 through 2004. Performance results are reported in three ways: as average scale scores, as percentile scores, and as percentages of students reaching predetermined performance level
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



83. Making the Rent: Rent Burdens and Hardship Among Low income New Yorkers (external link)
Abstract: This report examins the changing rent burdens for low-income New Yorkers and their potential consequences. It contains written analysis as well as graphs, charts, and key-findings.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



84. Median Annual Income of Year-Round, Full Time Workers 25 and Older, by Highest Level of Educational Attainment and Sex (1990 - 2 (internal link)
Abstract: Census data on full-time workers, 25 and Older, by highest level of educational attainment and sex (1990 - 2004)
Category: Data



85. Migration Information Source (external link)
Abstract: This very informative website contains a wealth of information about migrants, immigration, and populations of countries around the world. It includes a global data center, maps, publications and reports, and much much more.
Category: Mapping, Data, Graphing



86. Military and Defense Spending (internal link)
Category: Pie Graphs, Graphing, Data Analysis



87. Minimum Wage Issues Guide (external link)
Abstract: Created by the progressive Economic Policy Institute, this page contains both general information, data, and graphs on the minimum wage, as well as published papers, op-eds, and links to other resources on this subject.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



88. Minority Business Ownership (internal link)
Abstract: A 1-day lesson about Minority-owned businesses. The lesson presents students with several charts and a graph on the issue, and asks them to intrepret the information to determine how M.O. businesses are doing. Students can also manipulate the data to deepen their understanding of the situation.
Category: Graphing, Data Analysis



89. Minority Owned Business Economic Research (external link)
Abstract: Links and studies to data and reports on minority-owned businesses
Category: Data, Statistics



90. Mobility in the Teacher Workforce - Data on Teachers in 2005 (external link)
Abstract: This website contains a lot of data on teachers in the US, including make-up of workforce by age and race, reasons for leaving the job (sorted by public/private and poor/wealthy areas), charactersistics of new hires, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



91. Mortgage Loans-Is Racism a Factor? (external link)
Abstract: This lesson explores the issue of racism in mortgage loans, and uses data from Chicago to help students seek an answer to this question.
Category: Data, Ratios, Graphing



92. National Center for Children in Poverty (external link)
Abstract: The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. Using research to inform policy and practice, NCCP seeks to advance family-oriented solutions and the strategic use of public resources at the state and national levels to ensure positive outcomes for the next generation.
Category: Statistics, Data



93. National Center for Education Statistics (external link)
Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



94. National Center for Health Statistics (external link)
Abstract: This official government site has a tremendous amount of data on the health of people in the US. NCHS has two major types of data systems: systems based on populations, containing data collected through personal interviews or examinations; and systems based on records, containing data collected from vital and medical records.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



95. National Council of La Raza: Publications about Improving Opportunities for Hispanic Americans in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This is the publications page for the National Council of La Raza. The publications are divided into topics, including: electoral politics, civil rights, community and family wealth building, education, employment, farmworkers, health, and immigration.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



96. National Income Data from 1967 - 2005 (external link)
Abstract: This document includes data from 1967 -2004 on Median Household Income by race, quintile, selected percentiles, location, child status, etc. Also contains rates for the CPI during this same time period
Category: Data, Graphing, Percents



97. National Population Estimates (external link)
Abstract: This Census Bureau site allows users to define a population they are interested in learning about - either by demographic perameters (age, gender, race) or geographic location - and then creates charts containing this data.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



98. National Poverty Data from 1959 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This document includes data from 1959 - 2004 on Poverty Rates by race, female-headed household, children status, elderly status, geographic location, etc. It also contains data about the Poverty Line, including rates of families by race and Hispanic Origin above/below it, information on the work experience of the poor, and much more.
Category: Data, Graphing, Percents



99. Neighborhood History Through Mathematical Analysis (internal link)
Abstract: The purpose of this project is to build an interest in mathematics and history by doing mathematical analysis of historical data, rather than textbook data, that the students find themselves from primary historical documents.
Category: Data, Representative Sampling, Scatterplots, Stem and Leaf Plots, Histograms, Averages, Box and Whisker Blots, Mean, Median



100. New York State of Mind: Higher Education vs. Prison Spending in the Empire State, 1988 - 1998 (internal link)
Abstract: This short but powerful report compares funding on education and prisons in NY State.
Category: Bar Graphs, Percents, Percent Change, Data Analysis, Line Graphs



101. New York State's Dual Crisis: Low Graduation Rates and Rising School Taxes (external link)
Abstract: This report examines two important and connected issues for New York state. The evidence in the report shows that NY needs to address both education reform and property tax issues simultaneously.
Category: Statistics, Data



102. NY State Data Center (external link)
Abstract: Census 2000 contains a wealth of information for New York State and its sub-areas. This section contains data from and information about this census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs



103. Out of School, Out of Work… Out of Luck? NYC'S Disconnected Youth (external link)
Abstract: This report is about NY's "disconnected youth" - the city's 16 through 24-year-olds who are neither attending school nor participating in the labor force.
Category: Surveys, Data



104. Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin (external link)
Abstract: From the 2000 Census, this article looks at the way that Hispanics were classified during the census, and provides an analysis of Hispanics in the U.S. broken down by race, jobs/income, etc.
Category: Data



105. Payday Lenders vs. McDonalds (external link)
Abstract: Compare the number of payday lenders in your state against the number of McDonald's in your state, and see some interesting results arise.
Category: Mapping, Data



106. Payday Lending and the Military (external link)
Abstract: Writing within the relatively new interdisciplinary “law and geography” movement, this Article provides geographic evidence that payday lenders do aggressively target American military personnel, irrespective of most forms of legal regulation.
Category: Mapping, Data



107. Paying for College - Changes Between 1990 and 2000 (internal link)
107. Paying for College - Changes Between 1990 and 2000 (external link)
Abstract: This website contains a lot of data about college tuition and looks at fee increases, average tuition, financial aid patterns, enrollment patterns, etc. It contains several summary articles as well as data and charts.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



108. Paying More for the American Dream: A Multi-State Analysis of Higher Cost Home Purchase Lending (external link)
Abstract: An analysis of 2005 federal mortgage lending data shows that African American and Latino borrowers remain much more likely to pay more for their home purchase loans than white borrowers. This report examines the cost of borrowing in six metropolitan areas in the United States, and confirms that large disparities remain in the pricing of home purchase loans.
Category: Data, Data Analysis, Graphing, Rates



109. Pew Hispanic Center (external link)
Abstract: This website contains immense amounts of data on Latinos in the United States, including datasets, publications, and research on demographics, immigration, education, labor, politics, and economic situation.
Category: Data, Statistics



110. Plight Deepens for Black Men, Studies Warn (internal link)
Abstract: Looking at new scholarly analysis, this article reports that Black men in this country are facing an even more dire situation than is commonly cited by employment and education statistics.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



111. PolicyLink (external link)
Abstract: PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. Among their regional equity approaches is equitable development, a comprehensive local, regional, and state framework emphasizing equitable public investment, the fair distribution of affordable housing, and community strategies to improve health.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



112. Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug Offenders in the United States (internal link)
Abstract: This article examines the enormous costs of imprisoning drug offenders in the U.S. It also examines how issues of race and class are central in terms of who is being incarcerated. Includes both National and State specific data.
Category: Data, Data Analysis, Graphing, Rates



113. Portfolio Project on Data Analysis and Graphing (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association, Graphing



114. Poverty in the United States, 2001 (external link)
Abstract: The Census Report on Poverty in the US. Includes current and historical data by age, race, worker status and experience, depth of poverty, etc., for different regions across the United States.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



115. Prison Policy Initiative (external link)
Abstract: The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy on incarceration policy. Website contains data, graphs, articles, original research and papers about the problems with prisons, incarceration, and disenfranchisement in the US
Category: Graphing, Data, Statistics



116. Prison Sucks - Statistics and Data (external link)
Abstract: Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. Includes up-to-date information on the number of people incarcerated by race, gender and age; the economics of the prison industry; treatement of prisoners, mandatory minimums, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



117. Prisoners in 2004 (external link)
Abstract: From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, this is the most recent report on prisoners in the US, including detailed charts on prisoners by race, age and gender in different geographic tracts throughout the US. It also contains some historical data and analysis of trends over the past decade.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphs, Maps



118. Quarterly US Bankruptcy Statistics (external link)
Abstract: From the American Bankruptcy Institute, this website contains lots of data about both personal and business-side bankruptcy by geographic locations as well as historic data, trends, and analysis.
Category: Statistics, Data



119. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Student Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



120. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 1 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Category: Averages, Percents, Data Analysis, Rates, Graphing, Pie Graphs, Line Graphs, Histograms, Dot Plots, Bar Graphs, Mean, Median, Mo



121. Research Library on Economic Justice Topics (external link)
Abstract: The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the general public. Website contains data and publications on a range of issues including education and youth policy, food and nutrition, health, housing, and homelessness.
Category: Data, Statistics



122. Rise, Peak, and Decline: Trends in US Immigration, 1992 - 2004 (external link)
Abstract: This report provides the first detailed analysis of recent year-to-year immigration flows to the United States. It breaks down the overall increases in the foreign-born population that the United States has experienced since the early 1990s into estimates of annual flows and charts key changes in its major components, including countries of origin and legal status.
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



123. Rural Poverty Research Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) conducts policy-relevant research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.
Category: Statistics, Data



124. SAT Verbal and Math Scores, by State (multi-year) (external link)
Abstract: Data on Verbal and Math SAT scores by State, 1995, 2000, 2004, and 2005. Also includes participation rates.
Category: Data



125. Seminar: Comparing Teen Gun-Related Murder Rates in the U.S. over the Past 20 Years (internal link)
Category: Correlation, Data Analysis, Scatterplots, Regression, Line of Best Fit, Association, Graphing, Inference, Interpretation, Averag



126. Survey of Latino Attitudes on the War in Iraq (external link)
Abstract: Attitudes towards the war in Iraq are more negative among Latinos than in the general population, according to a Pew Hispanic Center survey conducted as President George W. Bush began his second term. A slight majority of Hispanics (51%) think U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible. Significantly fewer (37%) say that the United States should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



127. Survey of Retail Bank Services in NY (external link)
Abstract: In the fall of 2006, the NY State Banking Department surveyed 43 banks about services they offer to consumers, particularly related to the unbanked and immigrants, and their answers are summarized in this report.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



128. Surveys on Latino Experiences and Opinions (external link)
Abstract: The Pew Hispanic Center compiles data on Latinos in the US. This page contains several surveys about the experiences of Latinos in the US, focusing on issues such as their own immigration, economic conditions, social security, and immigration policy.
Category: Surveys, Data, Statistics



129. The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings (internal link)
Abstract: This report illustrates the economic value of a high school or college diploma. It also provides, by level of education, synthetic estimates of the average total earnings adults are likely to accumulate over the course of their working lives.
Category: Data, Data Analysis, Trends, Graphing, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Averages, Rates



130. The Center for Health and Wellbeing (external link)
Abstract: The Center for Health and Wellbeing is an interdisciplinary unit within the Woodrow Wilson School, which seeks to foster research and teaching on the multiple aspects of health and wellbeing in both developed and developing countries. The website contains research and data on the health conditions of people including groups such as college students and the aged.
Category: Statistics, Data



131. The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the Racial Wealth Divide (external link)
Abstract: Why does the median family of color have less than a dime for every white dollar? The Color of Wealth exposes how people of color have been barred from government wealth-building programs benefiting white Americans. This uniquely multicultural economic history covers the asset-building stories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



132. The Condition of Education 2004 - Degrees Earned by Women (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the data on women in college, this short article looks at both graduation rates and degrees attained by women in both the present as well as looking back as far as 1970
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



133. The Condition of Education 2005 - Employment Outcomes of Young Adults by Race/Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: Young adults with a Bachelor's Degree are less likey to be unemployed than their peers with less education, although there are differences between people of different races. This article looks at the relationship between educational attainment and employment status in general, as well as in racial categories.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



134. The Condition of Education 2005 - Status Dropout Rates by Family Income (1972-2001) (external link)
Abstract: This article looks at the relationship between drop-out rates and family income for students in the US
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



135. The Condition of Education 2005 - Status Dropout Rates by Race/Ethnicity (external link)
Abstract: Since 1972, dropout rates for kids age 16-24 have declined. Nonetheless, rates for Hispanics remain higher than for other groups, and rates for kids of color remain higher than that for White students. This report summarizes data about dropout rates in the US in 2005.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



136. The Condition of Education in 2005 - Educational Attainment (external link)
Abstract: The percent of 25 - 29 year-olds who have completed some level of schooling has increased since the 1970s, but racial and ethnic differences in educational attainment remain. This article looks at the data and analyzes these trends.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



137. The Condition of Education, 2005 - Persistance and Attainment of Students with Pell Grants (external link)
Abstract: A summary of the data on persistance and attainment at college of students who receive Pell Grants. The article also contains a summary of data on how many Pell Grants are given, and how much is spent on this program.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



138. The Education Trust (external link)
Abstract: The Education Trust provides advocacy, analysis, research, data, and assistance to close the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color. The Education Trust also has three interactive data tools, Education Watch Online, Dispelling the Myth Online, and College Results Online.
Category: Statistics, Data



139. The Gay and Lesbian Atlas (external link)
Abstract: Drawing on the most recent data from the U.S. Census, this groundbreaking work offers a detailed geographic and demographic portrait of gay and lesbian families in all 50 states plus the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas. These results, presented in more than 250 full-color maps and charts, will both confirm and challenge anecdotal information about the spatial distribution and demographic characteristics of this community.
Category: Data



140. The Health of Immigrants in NY (external link)
Abstract: This detailed report summarizes data about the health of immigrants in NY. It looks at several specific health areas such as access to medical care, smoking, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS rates.
Category: Data, Graphing



141. The National Data Book, 2007 (external link)
Abstract: The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Category: Data



142. The New Neighbors: A User's Guide to Data on Immigrants in U.S. Communities (external link)
Abstract: This guidebook is designed to help local policy makers, program implementers, and advocates use U.S. Census and other data sources to identify immigrant populations in their local communities—their characteristics, their contributions, and their needs.
Category: Data, Statistics



143. The Number of Bachelors Degrees Earned by Women, by Field of Study (internal link)
Abstract: A chart on bachelors degrees earned by women in various fields (ie. Business, visual arts, engineering, etc) in 1970, 1984, and 2001.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



144. The Number of Uninsured Americans Continued to Rise in 2004 (external link)
Abstract: Based on new census data, this short study summarizes key findings about Americans without health insurance
Category: Data, Statistics



145. The Political Economy Research Institute (external link)
Abstract: The PERI provides research and data on issues related to the political economy, including Living Wage policies, Sweatshop Labor, Toxic Waste, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data



146. The Power and Potential of the EITC in 27 Cities (external link)
Abstract: This study looks at the effect that the EITC has had on different communities throughout the U.S. in terms of helping poor people. It focuses on these different areas as well as different types of jobs, family structures, etc. Also includes great maps of each region.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



147. The Race of Baseball All-Stars (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will examine baseball statistics and decide whether race played a part in All-Star Voting. They will use graphs and data analysis to model real world problems, and will use logic and deductive reasoning to draw conclusions from their data.
Category: Data, Statistics, Scatterplots, Regression



148. The Size and Characteristics of the Unauthorized Migrant Population in the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: Based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey, this report examines the demographic patterns and social, economic, and political impact that this group of nearly 12 million people is having on the US
Category: Data, Statistics, Line Graphing, Percents



149. The State of New York's Housing and Neighborhoods (external link)
Abstract: This independent report looks at the situation with housing in NYC, looking at issues including rent increases, property values, gentrification, low-income housing, etc., in the five borough
Category: Statistics, Data



150. The Statistics Teacher Network (internal link)
Abstract: Published by the American Statistical Association, this paper outlines a sequence of activities for an introductory Statistics course. It includes activities, overall goals for a course, and links to other useful resources.
Category: Statistics, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Graphing



151. The Status of Women in the States: Women's Economic Status in the States - Wide Disparities by Race, Ethnicity and Region (external link)
Abstract: The findings in this report provide an overview of women's status to assess the progress women have made and remaining obstacles to their economic quality and well-being across the country
Category: Data, Statistics



152. The Unheard Third 2005: Bringing the Voices of Low-Income New Yorkers to the Policy Debate (external link)
Abstract: A great series of graphs and data highlights from a survey of low-income New Yorkers about what their lives are like.
Category: Surveys, Graphing, Data, Statistics



153. The US Census Bureau "Hurricane Data and Emergency Preparedness" Website (external link)
Abstract: The official website from the US Census, this page contains data, reports, maps, and a lot more "official" information about Hurricane's Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, and the people and places they affected.
Category: Statistics, Data



154. The Water Atlast: A Unique Visual Analysis of the World's Most Critical Resource (external link)
Abstract: With a range of maps of startling clarity and richness of detail, The Water Atlas brings together the latest findings to show water distribution worldwide, the real cost of use in water-rich countries, and the dangers of a future where privatization and profit dictate availability.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



155. Tobacco and Smoking Information on Youth (external link)
Abstract: This website contains links to articles, fact sheets, reports, and other websites that contain up-to-date information on the current situation and trends in teen smoking.
Category: Statistics, Data



156. Toll of Tobacco in the United States (external link)
Abstract: A brief fact sheet about smoking in the United States with a focus on teens
Category: Statistics, Data



157. Trends in the Education of Hispanics (external link)
Abstract: This report examines the current situation and recent trends in the Education of Hispanics in the United States.
Category: Statistics, Data



158. U.S. Deparment of Labor, Employment Projections (external link)
Abstract: The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections develops information about the labor market for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future. Huge amounts of downloadable data sets.
Category: Statistics, Data



159. Understanding Military Recruitment in New York (internal link)
Category: Graphing, Pie Graphs, Rates, Percents, Data Analysis



160. Unemployment Rate Debate: Assignment (internal link)
Abstract: This assignment is intended to help students understand how averages can be skewed in many directions. Students are given an organization to represent, several sets of data on unemployment rates, and have to debate each other about what unemployment rate they think is most accurate.
Category: Averages, Graphing, Data Analysis



161. Unemployment Rate Debate: Data (internal link)
Abstract: This is the data for the Unemployment Rate Debate
Category: Averages, Graphing, Data Analysis



162. United Nations Statistics Division (external link)
Abstract: This website contains statistical databases and publications on demographics and social characteristics on most countries around the world. Some areas of classification include: economics, environmental and energy, poverty, migration, mortality, population, density, and urbanization.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



163. Updated Data on Race, Hispanic Origin by State (external link)
Abstract: Newest census data on race, hispanic origin by State (2005)
Category: Data, Statistics



164. US Census Bureau (external link)
Abstract: The official government website for the US Census. It contains current and historical information on the US Population and current demographic trends, sortable by a variety of perameters including race, age, geographic location, nation or origin, job, economic status, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



165. US Census Bureau: 2004 Population Reports (external link)
Abstract: A list of publications from the US Census Bureau about national population statistics, including a count of current estimates of tehe number of inhabitants by state, city, county, etc., as well as nationwide. It also looks a wide variety of information on social and economic characteristics of the population such as ethnicity, income, housing, etc.
Category: Statistics, Data, Density, Rates, Percents



166. US Census Bureau: Poverty Page (external link)
Abstract: This is the main page for data from the US Census on poverty in the U.S. It contains information about the poverty line, publications on poverty among different demographic groups, maps, data sets, and much more.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



167. US Social Statistics Briefing Room: Education (external link)
Abstract: This official government site contains publications, data, and other useful information about the status of educational achievment in the US
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing



168. US-Mexico Migration (external link)
Abstract: This special website created by the Migration Information Center explores the history of Mexican migration to the US. It includes data, articles, and information related to the labor force, voting, immigration policy, etc.
Category: Mapping, Data, Graphing



169. We The People: Asians in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Asian and Asian-American population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



170. We The People: Hispanics in the United States (external link)
Abstract: This report provides a portrait of the Hispanic-origin population in the US. It presents several demographic, social, and economic characteristics gather from the 2000 census.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Mapping



171. What's a Youngster to Do? The Education and Labor Market Plight of Youth in High-Poverty Communities (external link)
Abstract: Statistics show that many young adults in economically distressed communities are being left behind in educational systems and in the job market. This article highlights the magnitude of distress in selected communities.
Category: Statistics, Data



172. When "Free" Means Losing Your Mother: The Collision of Child Welfare and the Incarceration of Women in New York State (external link)
Abstract: This report explores the connection between a dysfunctional, poorly funded welfare system and the rise of women in prison. It also looks into the experience of these women as they try to maintain a connection to their children.
Category: Statistics, Data



173. Who's Being Left Behind? Exploring the Racial Achievement Gap on Standardized Tests (internal link)
Abstract: In this unit, students will consider commonly reported standardized test statistics and think about some of the institutional causes of these problems. Math covered includes topics from Algebra I and II, Advanced Functions, and Modeling.
Category: Algebra, Algebra 1, Algreba 2, Functions, Modeling, Statistics, Data Analysis



174. Working to Make Ends Meet: Understanding the Income and Expenses of America's Low-Income Families (external link)
Abstract: This report clarifies the discussion and debate over what constitutes a low-income working family, documents the size and characteristics of low-income working population, and examines their incomes and expenditures. Using data from the 2002 round of the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF), we find that low-income families (income below twice the federal poverty line) with at least one full-time, full-year worker have incomes that are roughly in line with their basic expenses thanks to their work effort, earned income, and a generous refundable Earned Income Tax Credit; however, low-income families without a full-time, full-year worker do not appear to have enough income to cover their basic expenses.
Category: Surveys, Data



175. World Health Organization - Global Health Atlas (external link)
Abstract: Use this website to obtain an enormous amount of health data (diseases, malnutrition, etc) about any country in the world in both present day and ranging back many years. This site also contains reports and interactive maps about global health issues.
Category: Statistics, Data, Charts, Graphing, Maps




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