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1. 50 State SAT Data (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



2. 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.
Resource Type: Article



3. Achieving Adequacy: Tax Options for New York in the Wake of the CFE Case (external link)
Abstract: Achieving Adequacy is intended to provide a useful resource for understanding the impact of recent school finance legislation on the state’s tax and education system. The study examines options available to New York policy makers as they seek to adequately fund elementary and secondary education and other public services.
Resource Type: Article



4. 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.
Resource Type: Article



5. Analysis of School Finances in NY State School Districts (external link)
Abstract: Information on budgets, lawsuits, and data about the fight for school funding reform in NY
Resource Type: Article



6. 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.
Resource Type: Website



7. Between Hope and Hard Times in NYC (external link)
Abstract: This report explores the current demographics of poor people in New York City. It contains data on who these individuals and families are, as well as related documentation on education and skills training, economic development, and policies that support low-income workers.
Resource Type: Article



8. Bills, Bills, Bills: A Real-Life Math Unit (internal link)
Abstract: This unit brings teaching decimals to life by giving students the experience of paying bills and managing a checkbook. The unit also integrates literature, music, and cooperative learning, and was designed for a 6th-grade classroom.
Resource Type: Curriculum



9. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in Brooklyn (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



10. Comparing Data on Poverty, Health, and Education in the Bronx (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



11. 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.
Resource Type: Article



12. Culturally Relevant Mathematics Teaching in a Mexican American Context (internal link)
Abstract: This article examines mathematics instruction and its intersection with culturally relevant teaching in an elementary school in a Mexican American community. Based on a collaborative study, the paper proposes a three-part model for culturally relevant instruction.
Resource Type: Article



13. 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.
Resource Type: Website



14. 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.
Resource Type: Article



15. 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.
Resource Type: Website



16. Discrimination in Education Financing (internal link)
Abstract: This article looks at the discrimination in education funding within African American communities. It discusses various causes for the lack of financial support, as well as remedies for this problem.
Resource Type: Article



17. Dropout Rates by Family Income, 1972 - 2001 (internal link)
Abstract: Data on dropout rates for low, middle, and high-income students between 1972 - 2001
Resource Type: Chart



18. 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
Resource Type: Chart



19. 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.
Resource Type: Website



20. 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
Resource Type: Chart



21. Education for Critical Consciousness (external link)
Abstract: No description available
Resource Type: Book



22. 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.
Resource Type: Article, Data



23. 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.
Resource Type: Article



24. 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
Resource Type: Chart



25. 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
Resource Type: Chart



26. 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
Resource Type: Chart



27. Educators for Social Responsibility (external link)
Abstract: ESR Metro (Educators for Social Responsibility Metropolitan Area), a non-profit organization, works in public schools and community organizations throughout New York City to help teachers, youngsters, parents, and youth activists build skills, knowledge and community. Their website contains info about the organization, their work, and an archive of lesson plans
Resource Type: Website



28. Financial Education in Latino Communities: An Analysis of Programs, Products and Results/Effects (internal link)
Abstract: This report finds that the US financial industry has failed to connect with Hispanics and many low-income families via financial education products and services, and explores the impact that this has on such communities
Resource Type: Article



29. Fiscal Policy Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) is a nonpartisan research and education organization that focuses on the broad range of tax, budget, economic and related public policy issues that affect the quality of life and the economic well-being of New York State residents. The site contains research, policy papers, data on NY state, and more.
Resource Type: Website



30. How the States Measure Up: Women's Social and Economic Autonomy, by Race and Ethnicity Percent of Women Aged 25 and Over with a (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Resource Type: Table/Chart



31. 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.
Resource Type: Article



32. 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.
Resource Type: Article



33. 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.
Resource Type: Website



34. 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
Resource Type: Website



35. 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.
Resource Type: Article



36. It Pays to Study Hard (external link)
Abstract: A brief guide to the relationship between educational attainment and job stability, income, and other work-related issues.
Resource Type: Article



37. 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.
Resource Type: Curriculum



38. Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (external link)
Abstract: This website provides news - clips, articles, research, links, etc - related to issues aroung higher education for Black people
Resource Type: Website



39. 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
Resource Type: Website



40. Low Income Hinders College Attendance for Even the Highest Achieving Students (external link)
Abstract: This paper explores the correlation between income/financial status and educational outcome
Resource Type: Article



41. Metropolitan Area Research Center (MARC) (external link)
Abstract: The Metropolitan Area Research Corporation (MARC) is a non-profit research and geographic information systems (GIS) firm with a history of service to the public interest, government, philanthropy, academia, and private research institutions. This website contains dozens of useful maps for 25 major US cities.
Resource Type: Website



42. 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.
Resource Type: Website



43. NAEP Findings Regarding Race/Ethnicity: Mathematics Achievement, Student Affect, and School/Home Experiences (internal link)
Abstract: This chapter examines NAEP data on students’ mathematics achievement, attitudes toward mathematics, beliefs about mathematics, and experiences in their schools and homes. The primary focus is on race- and ethnicity-related patterns, with some attention given to SES interactions with race/ethnicity in overall achievement
Resource Type: Article



44. NAEP Findings Related to Gender: Achievement, Affect, and Learning Experiences (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on gender-related differences in student performance on the mathematics portion of the 2003 NAEP assessment. It begins by reporting overall trends in scale scores, followed by a description of gender differences within content strands and a discussion of gender and student affect data taken from the NAEP student survey
Resource Type: Article



45. 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.
Resource Type: Website



46. 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.
Resource Type: Website



47. New York State Education Department: Fiscal Analysis and Research Unit (external link)
Abstract: From the website: "Our mission is to provide quality policy analysis, research, assistance and data products to educators, policymakers and the general public." Website contains data sets about educational funding by school district as well as analysis on fiscal policy.
Resource Type: Website



48. 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.
Resource Type: Article, Data



49. 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.
Resource Type: Article



50. 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.
Resource Type: Website



51. Onwards and Upwards: Comparing National and State College Tuition Increases (internal link)
Abstract: In this lesson, students interpret a graph representing rising college tuition costs, then collect data on college tuition changes in the United States by region and create their own graphs. For homework, they make predictions about future tuition prices.
Resource Type: Curriculum



52. 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.
Resource Type: Article



53. Paying for College - Changes Between 1990 and 2000 (internal link)
53. 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.
Resource Type: Website



54. Pedagogy of the Oppressed (external link)
Abstract: Unity and organization can enable them to change their weakness into a transforming force with which they can re-create the world and make it more human." This book is an excellent work providing prescriptive evidence about how the oppressed might go about creating their own reality to overcome oppression, seizing education, true education, as a path to freedom.
Resource Type: Book



55. 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.
Resource Type: Website



56. Public University Tuition is up Sharply for 2004 (internal link)
Abstract: A look at the increasing cost of going to public colleges across the United States.
Resource Type: Article



57. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Student Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



58. Radical Math: Statistics Unit, Part 2 (Teachers Version) (internal link)
Resource Type: Curriculum



59. Radical Statistics Group (external link)
Abstract: This British group believes that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical language. The website and their journal explore many social justice issues.
Resource Type: Website



60. 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.
Resource Type: Website



61. Rethinking Highschool Graduation Rates and Trends (external link)
Abstract: This report examines a huge amount of data on high school graduation rates, and looks into recent and historic trends along primarily racial lines. It finds, amongst other things, that students of color are actually graduating high school at higher rates than previous studies have shown.
Resource Type: Article



62. Schott Foundation for Public Education: Fairness Access Opportunity (external link)
Abstract: The Schott Foundation published reports about the quality of public education and focuses largely on the issue of a positive future for Black boys. They also look at issues of gender equity, public policy, and early childhood education.
Resource Type: Website



63. Social Justice Contexts for Data-Based Projects in Algebra and Statistics (internal link)
Abstract: This unit contains five projects about poverty, and teaches students to use multiple representations to analyze data. The projects engages students in answering these questions: What is Poverty? Who are the Poor? How is poverty related to school achievement? How has poverty changed? What can be done?
Resource Type: Curriculum



64. Steadily Rising: Increase Costs of College Tuition (internal link)
Abstract: A bar graph shoing the increase cost of college from 1980 to the present.
Resource Type: Graph



65. Student Debt: Bigger and Bigger (external link)
Abstract: This study explores the rising debt that young people are taking on to pay for college, and the implications for their future employment and lifestyle that having this burden will have on them. It also looks at differences in college-related debt between lower-income and high-income families.
Resource Type: Article



66. Student Debts, Stunted Lives (external link)
Abstract: This article looks at the rising costs of college tuition and how increasing debt on graduates will have an effect on their future lives and families
Resource Type: Article



67. Teachers As Cultural Workers: Letters to Those Who Dare Teach (external link)
Abstract: No description available
Resource Type: Book



68. Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Social Justice in an Urban, Latino school (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on a 2-year study about teaching a learning mathematics for social justice and about the role of an NCTM standards-based curriculum.
Resource Type: Article



69. Telling the Truth with Fractions, Decimals and Percents: A High School Curriculum (internal link)
Abstract: This is a remedial curriculum for high school students on fractions, decimals and percents for a heterogeneous ninth grade classroom in an urban public school with a human rights theme. Included is a teacher’s manual with suggestions for implementation and adaptation of the curriculum, discussion topics for teachers and students about the curriculum, tests and quizzes and guides for using manipulatives.
Resource Type: Curriculum



70. 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.
Resource Type: Article, Data



71. 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
Resource Type: Article



72. 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.
Resource Type: Article



73. 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
Resource Type: Article



74. 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.
Resource Type: Article



75. 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.
Resource Type: Article



76. 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.
Resource Type: Article



77. 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.
Resource Type: Website



78. 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.
Resource Type: Data



79. The New Demography of America's Schools: Immigration and the NCLB (external link)
Abstract: The demographics of US schools are changing rapidly as a result of immigration, which are occuring alongside implementation of the NCLB. This report explores how immigration is changing the profile of our student population during this era of reform.
Resource Type: Article



80. 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.
Resource Type: Chart



81. The Politics of Education : Culture, Power and Liberation (external link)
Abstract: Constitutes the voice of a great teacher who has managed to replace the melancholic and despairing discourse of the post-modern Left with possibility and human compassion. –Educational Theory
Resource Type: Book



82. The Urban Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. The website contains reports, fact sheets, and a useful search engine for exploring the vast amounts of information on their site.
Resource Type: Website



83. TODOS: Math For All (external link)
Abstract: The mission of TODOS is to advocate for an equitable and high-quality mathematics education for all students, in particular Latino/Hispanic students, by advancing the professional growth and equity awarenes of educators. Website contains information about the organization, data on Latinos, and other related resources.
Resource Type: Website



84. Total Expenditures per Student by School District in NY, 1997 (external link)
Abstract: This map highlights the disparities in school funding between urban and suburban districts in the NY region.
Resource Type: Map



85. 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.
Resource Type: Article



86. Urban Students Tackle Research on Inequality (external link)
Abstract: A student-written article from Rethinking Schools about the lack of funding for education and the disproportionate access to resources for students in NYC public schools
Resource Type: Article



87. 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
Resource Type: Website



88. 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.
Resource Type: Curriculum



89. With Math, It's Like You Have More Defense': Students use Math to Investigate and Affect Overcrowding at Their School (external link)
Abstract: An article from Rethinking Schools about using math to explore overcrowding in an urban school.
Resource Type: Article



90. Womens Economic Status in NY (external link)
Abstract: From the Institute for Women's Policy Research comes a series of maps of the United States that visually represent the economic status of women based on 2002 data
Resource Type: Table/Chart




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