It’s Graduation Time

It’s time for gowns, carnations, diplomas and lots of pictures, the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us all.

This is the season for graduations — with ceremonies being held all over the country for students from kindergarten to graduate school.

Nationwide, there are more than 77 million students at all…

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How Much School Spending Goes to Actual Classroom Instruction?

Schools across the nation spent over 60 percent of day-to-day expenditures on classroom instruction in fiscal year 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Public Education Finances: 2015 report released today.

Now, the first thing most people think upon reading this is, “only 60 percent – shouldn…

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The U.S. Reaches a High Point in Higher Education

More than one-third of the adult population in the United States has a bachelor’s degree or higher marking the first time in decades of data, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

“The percentage rose to 33.4 percent in 2016, a significant milestone…

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College Women

More than half of all U.S. college graduates are women – but this was not always the case.

As the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us, the famous colleges and universities of America were once restricted to men. The first women’s college didn’t open its doors until 1837…

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Student Debt Has Become a Potent Political Issue

There was a lot of talk about student debt – and various methods of reducing it – during the presidential primary season. While discussion of this issue has all but disappeared in the general election phase, some new research suggests that it remains a potent subject.

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