Category Archives: Education

How Much are School Systems Spending on our Children’s Education?

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Tweet Written by: Mark Dixon For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected data on how governments and school systems spend money on education, and the resulting statistics allow policymakers to see trends. Current spending per pupil generally increased over … Continue reading

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Beyond a Bachelor’s Degree: Big Gains for Graduate School Attainment

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Tweet Written by: Jessica Davis The number of people with some graduate education now exceeds the number who have just a bachelor’s degree –36 million to 30 million, one of the interesting findings in the newly released 2013 educational attainment … Continue reading

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Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials

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Tweet Written by: Robert Kominski and Stephanie Ewert Social science research has repeatedly shown a link between educational attainment and social and economic outcomes. Although we have insight into how high school diplomas and college degrees shape achievement, what about … Continue reading

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Who is a STEM Worker?

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Tweet Written by: Liana Christin Landivar Did you know that the most common science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupation is software developer? More than 80 percent of STEM workers today are employed in computer occupations or engineering. Two new … Continue reading

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Hispanic College Enrollment Surges in 2012

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Tweet Written by: Julie Siebens Hispanic college enrollment numbers increased from 2011 to 2012, even while white non-Hispanic and black enrollment numbers declined.  Is this simply the product of a growing U.S. Hispanic population, or are there other forces at … Continue reading

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