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December 2006

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IES Names Urban Education Research Task Force

On October 18, IES announced the formation of a 15-member task force charged with advising IES on issues related to the nation's largest public school districts. Task force duties include making recommendations of areas of research and data collections that are not covered through existing programs; helping IES leaders think about the design of large, cross-district research projects; and identifying and supporting greater collaboration between the research community and urban educators. Michael Casserly, executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools, will chair the task force. The task force will hold its first meeting in Washington, DC on January 8, 2007. Read the announcement at

For the latest National Center for Education Statistics report on characteristics of the nation's 100 largest public elementary and secondary school districts, go to

Professionals employed by Title IV institutions

About 1.2 million full-time professional employees were employed by Title IV institutions (except medical schools) in the United States in fall 2004. Of those, 51 percent had faculty status. Among the 183,000 full-time professional employees in medical schools, 45 percent had faculty status.   Note: Title IV institutions are those that have program participation agreements with the U.S. Department of Education for federal student financial aid programs.
Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2004, and Salaries of Full-Time Instructional Faculty, 2004-05

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