What we know about online learning and the homework gap amid the pandemic
Here is what our surveys found about the students most likely to lack the home internet connectivity needed to finish schoolwork.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
Roughly a quarter of American adults (23%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
The Internet and the Pandemic
Nine-in-ten Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles.
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
Republicans are critical of how major institutions, from large corporations and tech companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the U.S.
Democrats overwhelmingly favor free college tuition, while Republicans are divided by age, education
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
College graduates in the year of COVID-19 experienced a drop in employment, labor force participation
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Black Americans say coronavirus has hit hard financially, but impact varies by education level, age
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
6 facts about America’s STEM workforce and those training for it
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in STEM jobs compared with their share of the U.S. workforce.
STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
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