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Stats That Stick: April 13, 2011

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April 13, 2011 09:10 pm

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The percentage of high school graduates completing a “rigorous” curriculum, with higher-level mathematics and science curricula, jumped from 5 percent in 1990 to 13 percent in 2009. Those who took a “midlevel” curriculum increased from 26 percent to 46 percent in the same period. –National Assessment of Educational Progress

Approximately 3 million children in the United States have a parent in prison. –Restorative Justice blog

The overall annual price tag for incarceration, youth detention, and parole in the United States: nearly $70 billion – of which $50 billion is spent at the state level. –NAACP

A student who can’t read on grade level by 3rd grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Add poverty to the mix, and a student is 13 times less likely to graduate on time than his or her proficient, wealthier peer.- Annie E. Casey Foundation

A 2009 report from the National Center on Family Homelessness finds an average of one in 50 children in the U.S. has experienced homelessness. – National Center on Family Homelessness

Sixty-nine percent of the 448 community college presidents and district chancellors surveyed reported that their institution’s headcount increased in 2011 as compared to 2010. In addition, 58% of those campus leaders reported that there was an overall reduction in their institution’s operating budget this year. –American Association of Community Colleges and The Campus Commuting Project

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