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Stats That Stick: February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011 10:22 pm


The Obama administration is keeping domestic discretionary spending level, but it is asking $77.4 billion in education funding, including $49 billion excluding Pell Grants, for fiscal year 2012. That’s a roughly 4 percent increase in non-Pell discretionary funding over fiscal year 2010, the most recent budget enacted. –Education Week

Enrollment growth in fall 2010 slowed its pace at community colleges, increasing just 3.2% from the previous year. This contrasts with more dramatic increases in recent years: more than 11% between fall 2008 and fall 2009, and nearly 17% between fall 2007 and fall 2009. –American Association of Community Colleges

Graduates of rural high schools typically earn fewer math credits than their peers at nonrural campuses. –Journal of Research in Rural Education


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