Category Archives: Education

10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

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Tweet Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways … Continue reading

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Women Now at the Head of the Class, Lead Men in College Attainment

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Tweet Written By: Kurt Bauman and Camille Ryan In 1940, under 5 percent of the U.S. population held a bachelor’s degree. Men, at 5.5 percent, were more likely than women at 3.8 percent, to have a college education. Although the … Continue reading

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More Education Means Less Chance of Living with Mom and Dad

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Tweet Written by: Ellyn Arevalo Steidl, David Ihrke and Jonathan Vespa Our last blog on young adults looked at trends over the last 40 years of young adults living with their parents. Today we take a closer look at this … Continue reading

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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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