Category Education

A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions they attended contributed to rising loan defaults

A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions they attended contributed to rising loan defaults Source: Brookings Institution This paper examines the rise in student loan delinquency and default drawing on a unique set of administrative data on federal student borrowing, matched to earnings records from de- […]

Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2013-14

Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2013-14 Source: National Center for Education Statistics This First Look report introduces new data concerning public elementary and secondary education in the United States in school year 2013-14.

5 facts about America’s students

5 facts about America’s students Source: Pew Research Center In a few weeks, America’s roughly 53.5 million K-12 students will head to the classroom. Trading in swimming pools and summer jobs for math problems and history homework, these students will hit the books at one of more than 129,200 schools across the country, including about […]

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight (1); not engage in daily physical activity (2); suffer from depressive symptoms (2); engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such […]

Military officer quality in the all-volunteer force

Military officer quality in the all-volunteer force Source: Brookings Institution/NBER The question of “Who serves when not all serve?” has been a central issue in the all-volunteer United States military, even before the end of conscription in 1973.[1]  Advocates for the end of the peace-time draft argued conscription was, in the words of Milton Friedman, […]

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2013-14: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2013-14: First Look (Preliminary Data) Source: National Center for Education Statistics This First Look report is a preliminary report of the data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 collection,, which included three survey components: […]

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015

America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 Source: Childstats.gov America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2015 is a compendium of indicators depicting the condition of our Nation’s young people. The report, the 17th in an ongoing series, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives. These indicators are drawn from our […]