Education in America: Issues, Analyses, Policies, and Programs. Volume 5


Veronica M. Thompson

Series: Education in America: Issues, Analyses, Policies and Programs
BISAC: EDU000000

This series provides an overview on education in America today, with a focus on the current issues, analyses, policies and programs being implemented and challenged. This volume provides an overview of the mechanics of Coverdells; studies the amount of money invested in education by different race and ethnic groups and examines different factors that could contribute to the differences in expenditures; discusses the price of attending a college; addresses possible sources of federal support for schools and local educational agencies that have enrolled unaccompanied alien children; discusses gender differences in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) interest, credits earned, and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the 12th grade; reviews teacher staffing and pay differences in public and private schools; studies law enforcement on campuses; and discusses characteristics of the investing in innovation fund.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Tax-Preferred College Savings Plans: An Introduction to Coverdells
(Margot L. Crandall-Hollick)

Do Different Groups Invest Differently in Higher Education?
(Tian Luo and Richard J. Holden)

What Is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices by Type of Institution in 2011–12
(David Radwin and Christina Chang Wei)

Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Programs and Unaccompanied Alien Children
(Rebecca R. Skinner, Ruth Ellen Wasem)

Gender Differences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Interest, Credits Earned, and NAEP Performance in the 12th Grade
(Brittany C. Cunningham, Kathleen Mulvaney Hoyer, Dinah Sparks)

Teacher Staffing and Pay Differences: Public and Private Schools
(Sylvia A. Allegretto and Ilan Tojerow)

Campus Law Enforcement, 2011-12
(Brian A. Reaves)

K-12 Education: Characteristics of the Investing in Innovation Fund
(U.S. Government Accountability Office)


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