The Indianapolis-based foundation’s annual report finds some encouraging data to counter the familiar story of a nation that is famed for its colleges and universities but trails many other countries when it comes to the percentage of people with a degree beyond high school.
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Tunisia, Argentina, Brazil and Thailand are home to some of the world’s most math-phobic 15-year-olds.
Levels of “mathematics anxiety” in those countries were the highest among the nations tracked by the OECD as part of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests that the organization coordinates.
Estimated Age Distribution of US Instagram Users, 2012-2016 | Marketing Charts
"Instagram recently announced that it had passed 200 million active users, with one-quarter of those joining in the past 6 months.”
Your demographic is growing on the site, though, Rhett.
Seniors who do not currently go online are divided when it comes to the benefits of technology. Half of these non-users (48%) agree that people lacking internet access are at a disadvantage and missing out on important information, with 25% agreeing strongly. But 35% of older non-internet users disagree with the assessment that they are missing out on important information—with 18% of them disagreeing strongly.
Can you imagine your life without the internet?
The digital revolution is transforming the way students learn, and educators who apply technology to nudge students toward deeper learning are leading the charge. Are you one of them?
Nationally, many students of color and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds perform among the top 25 percent of all students in reading and math at the beginning of high school. Many of them, however, leave high school with lower college success markers than their high-achieving white and more advantaged peers. Schools can take action to better serve these students.
DSHA students (98%) responded to a technology survey in March/April 2014. Questions presented were about BYOD, social media, how they use technology for and at school. I made a brief video and shared highlights of our results with students, parents, and our faculty & staff.
There are now more people working as private security guards than high school teachers.
Samuel Bowles and Arjun Jayadev offer the following graph, highlighting the number of “protective service workers”* employed per 10,000 workers and the degree of income inequality in the year 2000 for 16 countries. The United States is tops on both counts.
The average American student does not face an extraordinary homework burden, the assignment load has not increased meaningfully over the past 20 years, and parents are generally satisfied with the amount and quality of schoolwork assigned to their children.
The National Center for Education Statistics released its “Projections of Education Statistics to 2022” with data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures. Page 33, Table 3 shows how white students are projected to switch from majority to minority status this fall 2014.
U.S. public school teachers are the sixth highest paid teachers in the world, according this January 29, 2014 UNESCO analysis (p. 254) that adjusts wages by domestic purchasing power so you can compare different currencies and countries more fairly.
As we approach Valnetine’s/Singles’ Awareness Day, here’s some data to chew on:
- 21% of couples have felt closer to their spouse/partner because of exchanges they had online or via text message.
- 27% of internet users in a marriage or committed relationship have an email account that they share with their partner.
- 18% of online 18-29 year olds have argued with a partner about the amount of time one of them spent online (compared with 8% of all online couples).
Plus much more data candy for your pre-Valentine week. Enjoy!! http://pewrsr.ch/1csCijM
No, this is not a meteorological map of the latest polar vortex to descend upon Milwaukee. It’s actually a ward-by-ward voting map of the 2012 presidential election in the four-county metro area. Unlike the weather and other natural phenomena, this pattern of ever intensifying political polarization hews closely to county lines.
Looking forward to reading future installments of Craig Gilbert’s Journal Sentinel series on this.