September 18, 2014

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting

A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.

Fact TankSeptember 2, 2014

School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries

By now, most U.S. schoolchildren are either back in the classroom or headed there soon. As they make the transition from summer camp and bug spray to math homework and science projects, their weary parents may well wonder if children in the U.S. spend less time in the classroom than kids in other countries. The […]

August 18, 2014

Dept. of Ed. projects public schools will be ‘majority-minority’ this fall

A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms.

July 29, 2014

PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer

Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.

Fact TankJuly 11, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where engineering and English majors end up working

A new Census Bureau data visualization depicts the relationships between undergraduate majors and types of occupations.

HispanicJuly 8, 2014

A view of the future through kindergarten demographics

Today’s kindergartners offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s demographics. A new data analysis by Pew Research Center finds a big increase over the past decade in the number of states where at least one-in-five public school kindergartners are Latino. There are 17 states where Latino children comprise at least 20% of the public school kindergarten population, […]

May 30, 2014

5 facts about today’s college graduates

Facts and figures about college graduates.

U.S. PoliticsMay 22, 2014

Fancy degree? Most Americans say it’s not required to be president

Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations — a fact that doesn’t appear to bother many Americans.

May 19, 2014

Public and private college grads rank about equally in life satisfaction

College graduates report about the same amount of personal satisfaction and economic well-being later in life whether they attended a private or public college.

Fact TankMay 16, 2014

Public school enrollment disparities exist 60 years after historic desegregation ruling

Sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, schools are more integrated but white students are significantly less likely than minorities to attend diverse schools.