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January 10, 2008

January 10, 2008 - Educational Attainment in the United States

The Census Bureau has recently released new tables regarding Educational Attainment in the United States for 2007. Some highlights include:

* In 2007, 86 percent of all adults 25 and older reported they had completed at least high school and 29 percent at least a bachelor's degree.

* More than half of Asians 25 and older had a bachelor's degree or more (52 percent), compared with 32 percent of non-Hispanic whites, 19 percent of blacks and 13 percent of Hispanics.

* The proportion of the foreign-born population with a bachelor's degree or more was 28 percent, compared with 29 percent of the native population. However, the proportion of naturalized citizens with a college degree was 34 percent.

* Workers 18 and older with a bachelor's degree earned an average of $56,788 in 2006, while those with a high school diploma earned $31,071.

September 27, 2007

September 27, 2007 - College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics has launched the College Navigator to help prospective college students and their families investigate and compare colleges. The information delivered via the Navigator is gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE). Here's a sample of what the Navigator will tell you:

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September 26, 2007

September 26, 2007 - Nations Report Card

The National Assessment of Educational Progress has released its 2007 National Report Card results for mathematics and reading. The reports measure student achievement at grades 4 and 8 for all schools for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and for Department of Defense schools (domestic and overseas).

Results for Minnesota:
Math (4th grade): 5th
Math (8th grade): 3rd

Reading (4th grade): 14th
Reading (8th grade): 12th

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Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress