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Measuring Alternative Educational Credentials

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 other … Continue reading

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State and Local Government Workers: Where Do They Work? In our Schools

Written by: Lisa Blumerman Yesterday, the Census Bureau released estimates from the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll.  The total number of state and local government workers in March 2011 declined slightly to 19.4 million.  Where do these … Continue reading

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Education Funding: Where do Schools Get Their Money? How do They Spend it?

Written by: Lisa Blumerman Our children represent our future — and a good education is essential to theirs. Children use the skills and knowledge they learn in school to establish a firm foundation for their — and in turn all … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts

Written by Julie Siebens More than 18 million students were enrolled in undergraduate education in 2009. At some point in their education, these students will declare a major field of study. Their chosen fields will influence many other decisions over … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

Written by Stephanie Ewert Many statistics suggest that education is a key way to improve one’s economic position in life.  Consequently, parents often stress the importance of education to their kids in hopes of ensuring economic success for them down … Continue reading

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