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IES Announces FY 2023 Research Grant Competitions (June 30, 2022)
NCER and NCSER released funding announcements for FY 2023 grant competitions.

Qualifications of Public School Mathematics and Computer Science Teachers in 2017-18 (June 30, 2022)
This Data Point examines the qualifications of public school mathematics and computer science teachers in the United States in school year 2017-18, by selected school characteristics.

IES Announces 2022 Awards for Education Technology Products (June 29, 2022)
The Institute of Education Science (IES) has made awards in 2022 for the development and testing of commercially viable education technology products for education and special education.

Just Released! Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021 (June 28, 2022)
Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2021 examines topics such as school shootings, criminal victimization, bullying, disciplinary problems and actions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, the presence of security staff at school, and criminal incidents at postsecondary institutions. This report is a synthesis of key findings from individual school crime and safety indicators, which can be browsed in the Condition of Education Indicator System online.

IES To Host Listen and Learn Session Focused on LGBTQI+ Voices in Education Research (June 22, 2022)
The Institute of Education Sciences will be hosting a Listen and Learn session, LGBTQI+ Voices in Education Research, to discuss the education research needs of the LGBTQI+ communities and investigators.

New Report Presents Findings of Methodological Experiments Included in the 2019 National Household Education Survey (June 22, 2022)
This report presents the methods and findings of the methodological experiments that were included in NHES:2019. These experiments were organized around three key themes: (1) better understanding how the offered response modes affect response rates; (2) increasing response by web; and (3) increasing response from specific demographic subgroups.

IES Announces New Grants for Research Training and Systematic Replication (June 21, 2022)
IES, through the National Center for Education Research (NCER), awarded new grants under the FY 2022 Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences competition (84.305B) and the Research Grants Focused on Systematic Replication (84.305R) competition.

Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) State-level Estimation for Age and Education Groups Methodology Report (June 17, 2022)
This is the second methodology report on Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Small Area Estimation (SAE) published by the National Center for Education Statistics in PIAAC Cycle I. The first report was written to describe the methodology used for the purpose of creating model-based estimates of average scores and high, middle, and low proficiency levels of adult skills for all states and counties in the U.S. This report further describes the statistical models to produce the same types of estimates for state-level age and education groups.

Letter from the NCER Commissioner: Providing Clarity on NCER Funding  (June 16, 2022)
As the field of education science continues to expand, so too does the demand for funding. In a new blog post, NCER Commissioner Elizabeth Albro provides updates on NCER's funding for FY 2023 and the future of IES competitions.

From the IES Director: An Overlooked Success: IPEDS Outcome Measures (June 15, 2022)
In a new blog, Director Mark Schneider highlights the importance of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System's Outcome Measures component, which provides student outcomes for all postsecondary students.

Updated tables provide new data on key education statistics (June 10, 2022)
The Digest of Education Statistics is a comprehensive statistical reference for all levels of education. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons. Digest tables are updated and released in batches throughout the year.

NCSER Awards FY 2022 Special Education Research Grants (June 7, 2022)
NCSER recently awarded four additional Special Education Research Program grants for an investment of $13 million.

IES releases new report: Study of Teacher Coaching Based on Classroom Videos: Impacts on Student Achievement and Teachers' Practices (June 6, 2022)
Providing teachers with ongoing support to improve their classroom practice is a common use of federal funds to improve instruction and student achievement. This study examined one promising strategy: providing individualized coaching using videos of teachers' instruction for reflection, practice, and feedback.

From the IES Director: Using Prize Competitions to Revamp IES' R&D Infrastructure (June 2, 2022)
In a new blog, Director Mark Schneider provides updates on two new Learning Acceleration Challenges designed to identify and test interventions with the potential to dramatically improve math and science achievement.

May Blogs from NCER and NCSER  (June 2, 2022)
NCER and NCSER recently published blogs that cover several topics in education.

Highlights from the 2021 NAEP Monthly School Survey (June 2, 2022)
These highlights provide insight into the learning opportunities for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results for student enrollment, especially full-time, in-person public school enrollment, during January-May 2021 are summarized.