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Charter School Enrollment Continues to Climb Nationwide

Education News – Grace Smith

“Charter school enrollment rose steadily during the last school year, and some districts, like Los Angeles Unified School District, had a growth rate of almost 10% in just one year…Today, more than 2.9 million students are being educated in charter schools in 43 states and the District of Columbia. That is approximately 6% of the total number of pupils enrolled in the countries’ traditional public schools. The report, published after the release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the Nation’s Report Card), showed that some cities with a large number of charter schools, such as Washington, are showing significantly higher rates of student achievement.”(more)

US College Enrollment Down by Half a Million

Education News – Kristin Decarr

“Between 2012 and 2013, college enrollment in the United States dropped by almost half a million (463,000) — the second year that such a decline has occurred. According to US Census Bureau data, the two-year decline of 930,000 is the largest college enrollment decrease since before the recent recession.” (more)

US Census: College Enrollment Declined by Half Million in 2012

Education News – Julia Lawrence

“After several years of increasing college enrollment, the numbers took a step back in the latest set of data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the report, encompassing both undergraduate and graduate schools, 2012 enrollment declined by nearly half a million students.” (more)

A Game-Changer for Global Education

Brookings – Rebecca Winthrop

“Recently at the Brookings Center for Universal Education (CUE), we were joined by colleagues from around the world in a two-day conference to discuss the status of global education and strategies for future action.”(more)

Rural District Nurtures Dual-Enrollment Effort

Education Week – Diette Courrégé

“The approximately 1,700-student school has become a leader in dual-enrollment participation in the state for its emphasis on dual-enrollment courses.”(more)