Understanding our nation's progress toward widely accepted goals is imperative in an age where most of us know far too little about the problems and opportunities we face.
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Derek Bok The 300th Anniversary University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University
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Second-Generation Immigrants Learn, Earn More

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New 2009 Census data finds second generation immigrants better educated, earning more and less likely to be in poverty than foreign-born immigrants. Compare the educational attainment of different generations of immigrants

Education, Marriage Gap Closing for Young Adults

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For the first time in more than a century, people with a college degree are beating their less educated counterparts down the aisle, and white women under 40 are leading the charge.

New Education Stats Reveal States' Revenue Disparities

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Revenue per pupil for public elementary and secondary school students vary greatly between and within states, according to a new report from the National Center for Education Statistics. Compare education funding by region and state for the 2007-2008 school year.

What Education Data Do You Consider Key?

edchartsmall.JPGJoin in deciding how best to measure progress by weighing in on a draft set of indicators offered by the former U.S. commissioner for education statistics. Public participation is encouraged as part of the process of determining the key national indicators of education.

How Do U.S. Students Compare Internationally in Math?

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With 45 percent of students at or above 'advanced' in math, Taiwan is among the top performing nations in the most recent international science and math assessments. The U.S. rate is 6. The next assessment takes place in the coming school year.

Related: International Science Achievement

International Scorecard: Are U.S. Kids Keeping Pace?

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Should your middle schooler be brushing up on science during the summer break? Explore how U.S. fourth- and eighth-graders compare to their international peers with our interactive graphical scorecard. Tomorrow: Math.

Related: International Math Achievement

Experts Explore Links Between Education, Economic Well-Being

LearnEarnthumb.JPGAlthough most economists agree that education packs a powerful economic punch, they disagree on what contributes to the payoff.

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