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Over 50 million students are heading off to approximately 98,300 public elementary and secondary schools for the fall 2016 term, and before the school year is out, an estimated $584 billion will be spent related to their education. These are just a few of the statistics contained in Back to School Stats, which offers data about American elementary, secondary and postsecondary schools, students, and the educational process. (more info )
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How has the college enrollment rate immediately following high school graduation varied over time?
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Public school students in 28 states scored higher than their peers in the nation; students in 15 states and the District of Columbia scored lower than their peers nationally. The interactive map provides details. (NCES Reference )
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The U.S. average score on PISA 2012 Problem Solving was 508, which was higher than the OECD-PS average of 500. SOURCE: Key findings from PISA 2012 Problem Solving: United States (more info )