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Demographics

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Teaching Profession See How Diverse Your State's Education Workforce Is
Our interactive visualization shows how states stack up in creating a more representative teaching force.
Madeline Will, December 12, 2023
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Peggy Carr, Commissioner of the National Center for Education, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press about the National Assessment of Education Process on Oct. 21, 2022, in Washington.
Peggy Carr, commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press on Oct. 21, 2022, in Washington. She spoke at a Nov. 29, 2023, conference in Washington on the growing diversity of the nation's suburban schools.
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Equity & Diversity The Perception of Suburban Schools as White and Wealthy Needs to Change, Researchers Say
The student body of suburban schools roughly mirrors that of the nation. But a view of suburban schools as mostly white persists.
Libby Stanford, November 29, 2023
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Indigenous Navajo high school students in the hallway of a high school.
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Equity & Diversity Schools Struggle to Properly Count Native Students. Some States Want Them to Try Harder
Michigan recently became the latest state to require the collection of data on Native K-12 students' tribal affiliations.
Mark Lieberman, September 5, 2023
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School & District Management What the Research Says Keeping Principals on the Job: These Numbers Show How
Here are some statistics that point to which principals stick around and why.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 8, 2023
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School & District Management Superintendents' Salaries and Their Plans for Next Year, in Charts
A new survey offers a glimpse into the state of the superintendency, as some reports suggest turnover is on the rise.
Caitlynn Peetz, March 15, 2023
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Student Well-Being NYC School Vaccination Study Shows Differences Based on Race and Community
Schools serving a majority of Asian students had the highest vaccination rates.
Alyson Klein, September 15, 2022
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Students are always greeted by Cheryl Rohmer as they check in for the after school program at Mountain Education Charter High School in Woodstock, Ga. The network, like other dropout recovery programs, has expanded during the pandemic due to rising need.
Marcia Oliveira, left, and her son Angelo, 18, talk with a graduation advocate in Charleston, S.C., about how to schedule credit-recovery classes around the new restaurant job Angelo had to pick up during the pandemic to help his family.
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College & Workforce Readiness From Our Research Center Plunging Graduation Rates Signal Long Recovery
In the second year of the pandemic, the number of states with falling graduation rates more than doubled.
Sarah D. Sparks, August 29, 2022
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Equity & Diversity An Expansive Look at School Segregation Shows It's Getting Worse
Most of the increases have come within the nation's 100 largest districts.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 3, 2022
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School & District Management Race Is a Strong Predictor of Which Schools Will Close Permanently, Study Shows
While enrollment and school achievement are the highest predictors of school closure, racial demographics play a big role.
Libby Stanford, May 26, 2022
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English-Language Learners Opinion Crystal Ball Predictions: What Will Education for ELL Students Look Like in 10 Years?
In the next decade, schools just might appreciate English-learners for whom they are and the language skills they possess.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 17, 2022
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The Spreckels Union School District board listens to public comment during a board meeting in Spreckels, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against the school district.
Members of the Spreckels Union school district board in California listen to public comment during a board meeting last December.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion School Boards' Diversity Problem Goes Deeper Than You Realize
With few Black and brown members, some boards have amplified fringe voices, writes the head of the Leaders of Color organization.
Mike Bland, April 29, 2022
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In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, Santa Fe Public School food workers Dolores Rodella and Eva Dominguez distribute lunches and breakfasts at a bus stop during the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Fe, New Mexico. New Mexico has recently underwent a pilot program to target aid to the highest-poverty schools in the state.
Santa Fe, N.M., public school food workers Dolores Rodella and Eva Dominguez distribute lunches and breakfasts at a bus stop last September. New Mexico officials recently launched a pilot program to target aid to the highest-poverty schools in the state.
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Education Funding How Many Students Are Living in Poverty? The Number Is Likely Wrong
K-12 policymakers' inability to accurately assess student poverty has resulted in billions of dollars being misspent, a new study says.
Mark Lieberman, June 29, 2021
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Jessica Wong, of Fall River, Mass., front left, Jenny Chiang, of Medford, Mass., center, and Sheila Vo, of Boston, from the state's Asian American Commission, stand together during a protest, Thursday, March 12, 2020, on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston. Asian American leaders in Massachusetts condemned what they say is racism, fear-mongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the widening coronavirus pandemic that originated in China.
Jessica Wong, of Fall River, Mass., front left, Jenny Chiang, of Medford, Mass., center, and Sheila Vo, of Boston, from the state's Asian American Commission, stand together during a protest, Thursday, March 12, 2020, on the steps of the Statehouse in Boston. Asian American leaders in Massachusetts condemned what they say is racism, fear-mongering and misinformation aimed at Asian communities amid the widening coronavirus pandemic that originated in China.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Where Did the Term 'Asian American' Come From?
Educating ourselves and our students is an important first step in breaking down stereotypes in the face of rising discrimination.
Dina Okamoto, June 3, 2021
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Despite a rapid explosion of suburban developments over the last 20 years, beef, grain and produce farms continue to operate near many schools in Chandler, Ariz., as seen on March 3, 2021.
Despite a rapid explosion of suburban developments over the last 20 years, beef, grain and produce farms continue to operate near many schools in Chandler, Ariz., as seen on March 3, 2021.
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Equity & Diversity Data The 'Dramatic' Demographic Shifts Reshaping Suburban Schools: 7 Key Data Points to Know
A new analysis by the EdWeek Research Center shows sharp declines in white enrollment in suburban schools.
Xinchun Chen, Yukiko Furuya, Alex Harwin & Benjamin Herold, March 17, 2021
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