There are an estimated 4.4 million American Indian and Alaska Native people living in the continental United States, representing 1.5 percent of the total population.
Facts For Education Advocates: Demographics and the Racial Divide (copublished with the College Board) Report/Fact SheetOctober 27, 2008
The third in a multi-issue series provides a “Facts for Education Advocates” feature focusing on the demographics and racial divide in today’s schools.
African-American Students and U.S. High Schools (Updated) Report/Fact SheetSeptember 24, 2008
By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that about 50 percent of the U.S. population will be African- American, Hispanic, or Asian.
The Fourth Annual AP Report to the Nation Report/Fact SheetAugust 21, 2008
This report finds that although a greater proportion of public high school students are taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams and earning passing grades on these exams than ever before, the mean score has declined for the fourth year in a row.
National Indian Education Study 2007, Part I Report/Fact SheetAugust 21, 2008
Only 18 percent of American Indian and Alaska Native eighth graders read at or above proficient, and just 16 percent perform at the proficient level or better in math, according to this report from the National Center of Education Statistics (NCES).
Asian Pacific Islander American Students and U.S. High Schools Report/Fact SheetSeptember 20, 2007
Because Asian American students as a group score higher than any other race on proficiency tests, many observers assume that there is no need to be concerned about their collective academic progress.
Demography as Destiny: How America Can Build a Better Future Report/Fact SheetOctober 01, 2006
The education gap that exists between white and minority students in the United States is a byproduct of both economic disparity and inequity.