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Since 1960, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided estimates on family spending on children (from birth through age 17). This report's statistics offer a general sense of what your families may be spending on their children, but should not be used to determine tuition levels or as an argume...Read More
Establishing reliable indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators are important in ensuring the safety of our nation’s students. This is the aim of Indicators of School Crime and Safety. Although much of this rep...Read More
Projections of Education Statistics to 2028 is the 47th report in a series begun in 1964. It includes statistics on elementary and secondary schools and degree-granting postsecondary institutions. This report provides revisions of projections shown in Projections of Education Statistics to 2026 and ...Read More
Dealing with a disaster, natural or otherwise, can be some of the most difficult work you do as a school administrator. You must enact a timely response, working quickly to provide emotional support as needed, establishing a plan to move forward, and keeping open lines of communication with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Below are suggestions for how your private-independent school can navigate the disaster recovery process, as well as administrative actions and position-specific duties you may want to consider. We hope that you are able to use this advice to get your school up and running as soon as possible, providing a safe haven for your students and a positive place for your community.Read More