King’s Dream Remains an Elusive Goal
Five decades after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., fewer than half (45%) of Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality.
Economic impact of back-to-school shopping a matter of debate
August is prime season for buying back-to-school gear. But how much all that shopping adds to the economy is unclear.
Many Americans say educational system in need of overhaul
About two-thirds of Americans say either that the education system in this country needs to be completely rebuilt (21%) or that it requires major changes.
Communication grads give their alma maters mostly good grades
While undergraduate enrollment in journalism and mass communication programs declined last year, most journalism school graduates gave positive marks to the schools they attended, with one notable exception.
Ready or not, 77 million kids and adults heading back to school soon
As back-to-school time approaches, statistics show that projected enrollment is on the rise again after slipping a bit in recent years.
A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home
A record number of Millennials—young adults ages 18 to 31—were living in their parents’ home in 2012 due to a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.
Few students likely to use print books for research
Only 12% of teachers say their students are “very likely” to use printed books in a research assignment.
Chart of the Week: How Americans pay for college
U.S. families are relying less on their own resources and more on outside sources (scholarships, loans and the like) to pay for college.
Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier, but also worry that they are having some undesirable effects.
Households owing student loan debts at record levels
About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.