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Stats That Stick: June 29, 2011

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June 29, 2011 08:09 pm

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Sixteen of the 20 occupations with the largest projected growth in the next decade require STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills. (National Research Council of the National Academies)

There were about 4,700 fewer teachers and 600 fewer administrators in New Jersey’s public schools this year compared to the year before. (Associated Press/Star Ledger (Newark))

Preliminary findings from a report due out later this summer show that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders increased at a faster rate in the past decade than any other major racial group, 43 percent, to 18.5 million people in 2010. However, the group remains one of the most diverse in the country, including 48 different ethnic groups who speak 380 different languages. Although Asian Americans as a whole are typically among the highest performers, subgroups of these students, including students from Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, do struggle academically but are often overlooked in racial averages. (Education Week)

Participation in an Idaho Foodbank summer lunch program for children aged 18 and under has nearly doubled since last year, reporting that more than 17,500 free meals have been handed out during the past three weeks, compared to about 9,000 meals during the same time in 2010. (Idaho Statesman)

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