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Map: Time Spent in Class at U.S. Correctional Schools

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On average, students in juvenile justice schools get roughly as much instructional time as their district peers. But 15 percent of those schools—many of them in Florida—average less than 20 hours of instruction a week, finds an Education Week Research Center analysis of federal civil rights data. Dig deeper into instructional time in your state’s correctional facilities with our interactive map.

NOTE: To make this map, the Education Week Research Center analyzed data from the 2013-14 federal Civil Rights Data Collection. The analysis includes 594 of the 633 juvenile justice facilities documented in that year. Schools were removed if their data were considered unreliable, for example, because they listed more instructional hours than are possible in a week. In addition, 146 schools were included in the analysis but not shown in the map, because they did not have clear location data. Source: Civil Rights Data Collection

Source: Education Week Research Center analysis of Office for Civil Rights Data, 2018.
Data and Visualization: Alex Harwin and Sarah Sparks


Vol. 37, Issue 23

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