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Stats That Stick: February 2, 2011

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February 02, 2011 09:17 pm

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Today’s school superintendents are more likely than they were 10 years ago to be women, and to be older—and nearly half are planning to retire in the next five years. –American Association of School Administrators

While the United States is expected to create 47 million jobs in the 10-year period ending in 2018, only a third of these jobs will require a bachelor’s or higher degree. Almost as many jobs – some 30 percent – will only require an associate’s degree or a post-secondary occupational credential. –The Harvard University Graduate School of Education

In 2009–2010, the National School Lunch Program reached nearly 20 million low-income children on an average day, an increase of 1.2 million compared to the prior year. This is the largest increase in lunch participation the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has ever recorded. In 2009–2010, 9.4 million low-income children participated in the School Breakfast Program on an average day—an increase of 663,000 children, or 7.6 percent—and the largest increase in children since 1991 when the FRAC began tracking participation. –Food Research and Action Center

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