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Future Trends Affecting Education MS Word - This paper examines ongoing and emerging education, demographic, technological, economic, political and social trends, and explores how these trends may affect education in the United States over the next 20-30 years. (Dixie Griffin Good, Education Commission of the States, January 1999) ...

2011 Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) - A comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States based on a composite of 28 Key indicators of well-being that are grouped into seven Quality-of-Life/Well-Being Domains. (Foundation for Child Development, Nov 2011)...

Projections of Education Statistics to 2013 - This publication provides information covering the past 15 years – as well as future projections through 2020 – for key education statistics. Included are projections for changes in elementary and secondary enrollment by state, college-age populations and enrollment in degree-granting institutions, and changes in the number of high school graduates by state. (Debra E. Gerald and William J. Hussar, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011)...

The State of America's Children -- 2011 - The report finds children have fallen further behind in many of the leading indicators over the past year as the country slowly climbs out of the recession. This is a comprehensive compilation and analysis of the most recent and reliable national and state-by-state data on population, poverty, family structure, family income, health/nutrition, early childhood development, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, and gun violence. The report provides key child data showing alarming numbers of youth at risk: children are the poorest age group with 15.5 million youth—one in every five children in America—living in poverty, and more than 60 percent of fourth, eighth and 12th grade public school students are reading or doing math below grade level. (Children's Defense Fund, July 2011)...

2010 Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) - Today children under 18 are the single largest group in America living in poverty. Research shows that children who slip into poverty for even a short time can suffer significant setbacks when the families regain their economic footing. These setbacks are particularly acute for children in their first 10 years of life. We need to rethink current budgetary policies for children's programs so they are not subject to the chopping block each time our government faces budget shortfalls. (The Foundation for Child Development, June 2010)...

Latino Children: A Majority Are U.S.-Born Offspring of Immigrants - The family context of Hispanic children is changing. In future years a greater share will be born into families that have been in the United States for at least a generation and whose parents will have been both born and educated in the U.S. This compositional change will likely affect the education and social outcomes of Hispanic children. (Richard Fry and Jeffrey Passel, Pew Hispanic Center, May 2009)...

Reinvesting in the Third Age - In 2004, 54.2 million people in the United States were between the ages of 55 and 79, constituting about 19% of the American population, and that number is rising. This report describes the changing demographics of adults aged 55 to 79, their motivations for participating in higher education and the obstacles that prevent broader participation. (American Council on Education, October 2007)...

A Child’s Day: 2003 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being) - This illuminating study uses U.S. Census data collected through the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) from 2003 to investigate the lives of children, from TV usage and household weekly reading times, to number of children receiving non-relative outside care. It collected detailed reports about all aspects of a child's life, including parental academic achievement and marital status. The study found correlations between low-income households and lower academic achievement as well as fewer daily interactions with parents. (Jane Lawler Dye and Tallese Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau, January 2007)...

The Changing Landscape of American Public Education: New Students, New Schools - This report examines the intersection of two trends that have transformed the landscape of American public education in recent years: a rapid increase in enrollment and a surge in the opening of new schools. The report describes the racial and ethnic components of enrollment growth at various levels of the K-12 system. It also examines the composition of enrollment in newly-opened schools and older schools still in operation as well as the impact of rapid growth in Hispanic enrollment. Detailed statistics at the state level are also provided. (Richard Fry, The Pew Hispanic Center, October 2006) ...

Projections of Education Statistics to 2015 - This report provides projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and degrees for college and universities. Selected highlights: (1) enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools rose 18% between 1990 and 2003 and is projected to increase an additional 6% between 2003 and 2015; (2) between 2003 and 2015, private school enrollment is expected to increase by 7%; (3) college enrollment rose by 25% between 1990 and 2004 and is projected to increase a further 15% by 2015; and (4) the number of high school graduates increased by 21% between 1990-91 and 2002-03 and a further increase of 6% is projected by 2015-16. (National Center for Education Statistics, September 2006) ...

The Condition of Education 2006 - This report presents 50 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis of U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement. The indicators are categorized into five main areas: (1) participation in education; (2) learner outcomes; (3) student effort and educational progress; (4) contexts of elementary and secondary education; and (5) contexts of postsecondary education. The Condition of Education 2006 in Brief also is available. (Patrick Rooney, William Hussar, Michael Planty, Susan Choy, Gillian Hampden-Thompson, Stephen Provasnik and Mary Ann Fox, National Center for Education Statistics, June 2006)...

A Half-Century of Learning: Historical Census Statistics on Educational Attainment in the United States, 1940 to 2000 - Information on educational attainment of the U.S. population has been collected in every decennial census since 1940. In 1940, educational attainment was collected for every person enumerated in the census and on a sample basis thereafter. At the national level, this report includes tables that show rates of educational attainment by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. At the regional and state levels, educational attainment data are shown by sex, race and Hispanic origin. The tables show two attainment levels: the percent of the population 25 years and over with a high school diploma or more education and the percent with a bachelor’s degree or more. (Nicole Sloop, U.S. Census Bureau, April 2006) ...

Selected Tables from the: 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey PDF - Access selected tables from NCES' Schools and Staffing Survey pertaining to demographics. Full report available here. (Gregory A. Strizek, Jayme L. Pittsonberger, Kate E. Riordan, Deanna M. Lyter, Greg F. Orlofsky and Kerry Gruber, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2006)...

Preliminary Rural Analysis of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - This report shows that rural children are more likely than their peers in non-rural communities to be placed in special education in kindergarten. (National Center for Rural Early Childhood Learning Initiatives, May 2005)...

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2005 - This report presents a comprehensive look at critical areas of child well-being, including statistical indicators of trends in education, health, behavior and social environment and economic security. The report notes recent improvements in child well-being as well as continuing challenges. Findings include: (1) 4th and 8th graders are scoring better in mathematics; (2) reading scores of 12th graders have declined slightly; (3) the adolescent birth rate has reached a record low, the death rate for children between ages one and four is the lowest ever and young children are more likely to receive their recommended immunizations; and (4) children also are more likely to live in poverty and infants are more likely to be of low birthweight. (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2005)...

Projections of Education Statistics to 2014 - This publication provides information covering the past 14 years – as well as future projections through 2014 – for key education statistics, including enrollment, graduates, teachers and expenditures. Included are projections for changes in elementary and secondary enrollment by state, college-age populations and enrollment in degree-granting institutions, and changes in the number of high school graduates by state. Also available is the Pocket Projections of Education Statistics to 2014. (William J. Hussar, National Center for Education Statistics, September 2005)...

The Condition of Education 2005 - This report presents 44 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis of mobility in the teacher workforce. The indicators are categorized into six main areas: (1) participation in education; (2) learner outcomes; (3) student effort and educational progress; (4) contexts of elementary and secondary education; (5) contexts of postsecondary education; and (6) societal support for learning, including parental and community support for learning, and public and private financial support of education at all levels. The Condition of Education 2005 in Brief also is available. (John Wirt, Susan Choy, Patrick Rooney, William Hussar, Stephen Pravasnik and Gillian Hampden-Thompson, National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005)...

The New Demography of America's Schools: Immigration and the No Child Left Behind Act - The demographics of U.S. elementary and secondary schools are changing rapidly as a result of record-high immigration, and these demographic shifts are occurring alongside implementation of No Child Left Behind. This report explores how immigration is changing the profile of the nation’s elementary and secondary student population during this era of reform. (Randy Capps, Michael Fix, Julie Murray, Jason Ost, Jeffrey S. Passell and Shinta Herwantoro, The Urban Institute, 2005)...

Youth Indicators 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth - This document offers a picture of well-being of youth between 14 and 24 years old in various social contexts that may relate to youth education and learning, with sections on: (1) demographics; (2) school-related characteristics; (3) employment-related characteristics; (4) activities outside of school and work; and (5) health. Among the report's highlights: the number of persons 14 to 24 years old is expected to increase between 2000 and 2020, reflecting growth in the number of minority youth; and a performance gap in reading proficiency exists between 13- and 17-year-old white students and their black and Hispanic counterparts, although it is smaller than it was in 1975. (Mary Ann Fox, Brooke A. Connolly and Thomas D. Snyder, National Center for Education Statistics, July 2005)...

The Condition of Education, 2004 - This report presents 38 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis of changes in student financial aid between 1989-90 and 1999-2000. The indicators are categorized into six main areas: (1) enrollment trends and student characteristics from elementary education to adult learning; (2) student achievement and the longer term, enduring effects of education; (3) student effort and rates of progress through the education system among different population groups; (4) the contexts of elementary and secondary education in terms of courses taken, teacher characteristics and other factors; (5) the contexts of postsecondary education; and (6) societal support for learning, including parental and community support for learning, and public and private financial support of education at all levels. (John Wirt, Patrick Rooney, Susan Choy, Stephen Provasnik, Anindita Sen, and Richard Tobin, National Center for Education Statistics, June 2004)...

The High School Sophomore Class of 2002: A Demographic Description. First Results From the Base Year of the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 - Through a nationally representative probability sample of 15,362 10th-graders in public and private schools in spring 2002, the authors provide a demographic snapshot of the Class of 2004. In addition to the regular demographic information on race, sex and age, the description provides information on students’ family composition, parental education, educational experiences, tested achievement, and more. (Steven J. Ingels and Leslie A. Scott, National Center for Education Statistics, April 2004)...

Trends in the Well-being of America's Children and Youth, 2003 - This is the eighth edition of an annual report on trends in the well-being of our nation’s children and youth. The report presents the most recent and reliable estimates on more than 80 indicators of well-being, organized into the following categories: (1) population, family and neighborhood; (2)economic security; (3) health conditions and health care; (4) social development and behavioral health; and (5) education and achievement. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services , 2004)...

School Enrollment: 2000 - This brief contains demographic information pertaining to the school enrollment status of the U.S. population over the age of three. Statistics on enrollment and dropout status are disaggregated by age, sex, race, ethnicity and geographical distribution. More than one-fourth of the U.S. population attended school in spring 2000, according to this brief and although boys outnumber girls 51% to 49% in elementary and high school, female students outnumber male students 54% to 46% at the college level. The Census Bureau also found that during the 1990s the overall high school dropout rate fell from 11.2% to 9.8%, though the number of Hispanics who did not complete high school increased by 52%. The brief also includes a chart that illustrates high school dropout rates by county. (Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau, August 2003)...

Rural America at a Glance - The economic expansion of the 1990s had many positive effects on rural America – earnings and income rose, poverty lessened and population grew – leading many demographers to label it the decade of the “rural rebound.” Following the 2001 recession, rural areas fared better than urban areas, and in 2002 had lower unemployment rates and higher job growth than urban areas. Despite this positive news, rural areas still face many challenges. The decline in manufacturing jobs was more severe in rural areas, food insecurity and poverty rates are higher in rural areas and the per-capita income is lower than in urban areas. Selected charts from this brief may be downloaded separately. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, September 2003)...

Demographic Trends in the 20th Century - Based on information contained in each U.S. census taken from 1900-2000, this report illustrates the changes that have taken place in the American population over the course of the 20th century. The report focuses on national trends, but also contains information on specific regions and metropolitan areas. Information addresses a variety of factors, including population size, age, gender composition, racial makeup and geographic distribution. Also included is information pertaining to changes in the country’s household composition. (U.S. Census Bureau, November 2002)...

Projections of Education Statistics to 2011 - Recent findings indicate that for the sixth consecutive year, a record number of students are expected to enroll in public and private elementary and secondary schools this fall. College enrollment will break the previous year's record for the fourth year in a row. This link provides highlights and tables as well as the full report in PDF format. (National Center for Education Statistics, May 2001)...


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