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Document Number: 7044

Digest of Education Statistics, 2005 - This report provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Selected findings include: (1) enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools rose 22% between 1985 and 2005, with the fastest growth occurring at the elementary level, where enrollment rose 24%; (2) public secondary school enrollment declined 8% from 1985 to 1990, but then rose 31% from 1990 to 2005, for a net increase of 20%; (3) the number of public school teachers has risen faster than the number of students over the past 10 years, resulting in declines in the pupil/teacher ratio; (4) between 1994 and 2004, the number of full-time college students increased by 30% compared to an 8% increase in part-time students. (Thomas D. Snyder, Alexandra G. Tan, and Charlene M. Hoffman, National Center for Education Statistics, August 2006) ...


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