Recruitment & Retention What the Research Says What School Staffing Shortages Look Like Now
The latest federal data suggest districts will need more targeted approaches to fill the broad array of openings.
Education Funding What America Spends on K-12: The Latest Federal Snapshot
About 93 percent of K-12 spending came from state and local sources in 2019-20—but more-recent year totals will reflect federal relief aid.
Reading & Literacy Is the Bottom Falling Out for Readers Who Struggle the Most?
A growing proportion of 4th and 8th graders read at the lowest level on national tests. Experts are working to understand why.
School & District Management Most Schools Offer at Least Some In-Person Classes, According to Feds' Latest Count
A majority of 4th and 8th graders had at least some in-person schooling by March, but inequities persisted.
Federal Feds' First Survey of Pandemic Learning Finds Nearly Half of Students Taught Remotely
The baseline survey also shows huge variation in how much daily "live" instruction 4th and 8th graders were getting in January.
School & District Management States Raise 'Proficient' Bar on Tests in Last 10 Years, Study Finds
Most states have raised their expectations for what constitutes proficiency on state math and reading tests in the last decade, according to a new study.
Early Childhood How Children's Socioeconomic Differences Play Out Over Summer Break
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how access to summer activities differs for students based on their socioeconomic status.
Assessment What 150 Years of Education Statistics Say About Schools Today
Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics turns 150 this year and a look at its studies over those years shows just how much American schooling has grown and changed.
School & District Management Income Segregation in Schools Found to Rise by 40 Percent Since 1990
Segregation among students in public schools based on race has been a persistent and growing concern and, now, statistics show that income segregation may be growing as well.
Reading & Literacy Are Rising Grad Rates Pulling Down NAEP Scores?
The lowest-performing high school seniors are slipping in reading and math on the National Assessment of Education Progress. Why?
Student Well-Being New Tool Maps School Attendance Zones Across U.S.
In November, the U.S. Department of Education will release a mapping tool that provides a first-time look at school attendance boundaries for most public schools in the country.
Federal Feds Look to Ease Burden for Civil Rights Reporting
The National Center on Education Statistics is preparing to roll out new civil rights data.
Student Achievement Children of the Recession Moving to Higher Education
The National Center for Education Statistics tracks how students who started high school in 2009 have fared in the years since.
Student Achievement How Do We Understand Poverty Without Relying on Federal Free-Meal Statistics?
A new federal guide offers school officials and researchers ways to structure new measures of students' socioeconomic status.