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Stats That Stick: October 13, 2010

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October 13, 2010 10:00 pm

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Stats_That_Stick[1]The unemployment rate for high school dropouts aged twenty-five or older soared by 10 percent in September, meanwhile, the unemployment rate for college graduates actually dropped. –U.S. Department of Labor. Read more about these numbers in Jason Amos’ latest blog post.

Minnesota has become the 38th state to adopt the common standards, but only in English/language arts, not in math. –Education Week

More than $9 billion was spent by state and federal governments to support students at four-year colleges and universities who left school before their sophomore year during a five-year period. –American Institutes for Research. To find out more, check out this blog post.

Although the recession technically ended in 2009, district budgets are not expected to regain their pre-recession (2008) funding levels until late in the decade. –The Center for Public Education

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