Teacher salaries: Asking the right question about statistics

Barb ClearyApproaching the end of the school year means focusing on graduation rates, dropout rates, and other data suggesting trends for students.

Opportunities for considering statistics abound; but one must continue to examine the way that these statistics are actually used, by asking the right questions about the data.

For example: As teachers finish state testing regimens and head into final exams, it may be useful to see data related to average pay for teachers. Is it going up?

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Quality quiz (June 2016): A classic quiz from Professor Cleary—and May’s quiz winners!

Mike ClearyWinners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Cheri Schillinger (Metal Powder Products, PA); Ward Monn (Fenner Dunlop, OH); and Johnnie Abbott (Concote Corp., TX). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by June 30.

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

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Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Registration is open: The annual International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago on September 12-17.

3-D printing in manufacturing: HASCO has developed a method to produce low volumes of injection molded prototypes with Stratasys 3-D printing.

Manufacturing employment up: Manufacturing employment rose in April after lower rates in March.

Quality quiz (May 2016): A classic quiz from Professor Cleary—and April’s quiz winners!

Mike ClearyWinners of last month’s quiz and a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1 are Marty Franck Usher (Precision Mfg., OR); Yijun Zhu (Rose-Hulman, IN); and Dianna Roberts (Honda Precision Parts, GA). Congratulations! For this month’s quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Practical Tools for Continuous Improvement: Volume 1, submit your response by May 31.

To celebrate the life and work of Professor Cleary, we are featuring a classic quiz from our archives.

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