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Stats That Stick: February 9, 2011

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February 09, 2011 09:08 pm

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Whites continued to decline as a share of the American population in 2009, and they now represent less than half of all 3-year-olds. –Brookings Institution

Underscoring the deepening impact of the state’s budget crisis, nearly 60 percent of California school districts have reduced the length of the school year, and 30 percent have shrunk it to 175 days. –California Watch

Of New York City’s 1,600 schools, 1,043 owe a collective $2.5 million to the Education Department for  meals served in the first three months of this school year. That puts them on track to be $8 million behind by the end of the school year. –New York Times

Despite signs of recovery from the “Great Recession,” this survey finds that 4 in 10 Americans find themselves living lives of economic struggle, and worry about whether they’ll keep a middle-class life in the long term. –Public Agenda

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