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NEA Rankings & Estimates: Rankings of the States 2013 and Estimates of School Statistics 2014 - Jammed with interesting factoids, the NEA’s Rankings & Estimates tome found, for example, that from 2010 to 2011, states with the highest population gains (indicating relative demand for public education) were Texas (2.1 percent), Utah (1.9 percent), Alaska (1.8 percent) and Colorado (1.6 percent). Average teacher salary was $56,103, with New York averaging $75,279 at the high end to South Dakota ($39,018) at the low end. Readers will find more, including state/federal/local spending, by state, in this annual compilation.(National Education Association, March 2014)...

Numbers and Types of Public Elementary and Secondary Local Education Agencies From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2010-11- First Look - This First Look presents selected findings on the numbers and types of public elementary and secondary local education agencies (LEAs) in the United States and the territories in the 2010-11 school year, using data from the Local Education Agency Universe Survey of the Common Core of Data (CCD) survey system. (National Center for Education Statistics, April 2012)...

America's Health Rankings: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities - In addition to the contributions of our individual genetic predispositions to disease, health is the result of: (1) Our behaviors; (2) the environment and the community in which we live; (3) the public and health policies and practices of our health care and prevention systems; and (4) the clincal care we receive. This report focuses on these determinants and on the overall health outcomes we desire. (United Health Foundation, 2012)...

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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