This completely updated edition of The Almanac of American Education helps users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government sources, this book contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America.
This edition of Almanac of American Education explores for the first time how the COVID-19 pandemic affected education in the United States. It includes new data on virtual schools and virtual school enrollment and characteristics of the twenty largest school districts in each state.
The Almanac provides national coverage of school enrollment and educational attainment, looking at American education from a variety of different angles. It is organized into three sections: Part A—National Education Statistics; Part B—Region and State Education Statistics; and Part C—County Education Statistics.The Almanac’s contents and coverage allow users to answer—and ask—important questionsabout education, including:• What are the nationwide trends in earnings by educational attainment level?• Is the earnings gap between high school graduates and college graduates growing or shrinking?• What is the average cost to attend college?• Which states have the highest and lowest high school dropout rates?• How do unemployment rates differ by educational attainment?• What is the correlation between family income and kindergarten and preschool enrollment?
Hannah Anderson Krog had edited several books for Bernan Press. She previously worked as an editor and writer for several lifestyle and family magazines and for a weekly alternative newspaper. She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland.