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A look at the percentage of undergraduates who already held a bachelor's or higher degree and the fields they were studying (May 23, 2019)
Six percent of undergraduates in 2015–16 already held a bachelor’s or higher degree. Health was the most common field of study among these undergraduates.

The Condition of Education 2019 (May 22, 2019)
The Condition of Education is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing important developments and trends in education using the latest available data.

Evaluation of the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program: Impacts After Three Years (May 15, 2019)
A new report found that the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) -- the only federally-funded private school voucher program in the United States -- had no effect on achievement after three years but positively affected students' satisfaction with their schools and perceptions of school safety.

New Report Shows Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil for Public School Districts Increased Between School Year 2014-15 and 2015-16 (May 9, 2019)
National Median of Total Revenues and Expenditures Per Pupil Increased in School Year 2015-16. The national median of total revenues per pupil across all LEAs was $12,953 in FY 16, which represents an increase of 3.2 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation. The national median of current expenditures per pupil among all LEAs was $10,881 in FY 16. This is an increase of 2.4 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation. A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) provides information about revenues and expenditures in the nation''s public school districts for school year 2015-16.

New WWC Practice Guide on Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning (May 8, 2019)
The What Works Clearinghouse has released a new practice guide that focuses on promising uses of technologies associated with improving postsecondary student learning outcomes. Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning will help higher education instructors, instructional designers, and administrators support learning through the effective use of technology.

Compiled by a panel of national experts and practitioners, the practice guide offers five evidence-based recommendations. Each recommendation includes research-based strategies and examples for implementing these recommendations in postsecondary settings.

New report examines Title I funding formulas (May 8, 2019)
Study of the Title I, Part A Grant Program Mathematical Formulas examines the distribution of Title I funds to show how the current formulas affect various types of districts, such as large or small districts, those in poor or rich areas, and those in urban or rural areas. The report compares districts across the 12 NCES geographic locales, ranging from large cities to remote rural areas.

The National Indian Education Study 2015: A Closer Look (May 7, 2019)
The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for fourth- and eighth-grade American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States.