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Stats That Stick: April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011 08:26 pm


Hispanics students are by far the largest minority in U.S. public schools — comprising more than 1 in 5 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Hispanics are also projected to account for the majority of the nation’s population growth between 2005 and 2050. –Miami Herald on the White House’s “Winning the future: Improving education for the Latino community” report

One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent. –Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

From 2000 to 2010, the percentage of people over the age of 25 with at least a bachelor’s degree rose from 26 percent to 30 percent. Women in that age group were slightly more likely than men to have a degree—86.7 percent compared with 86.6 percent. –U.S. Census Bureau

Funding for early-childhood education declined between 2009 and 2010 and only 26 percent of 4-year-olds were enrolled in pre-K last year. –National Institute for Early Education Research, based at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education


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