As the Washington Post article below indicates, the demographics in America are changing:
Â· 44% of the nationâ€™s students are minorities
Â· Performance among 17-year-olds has been stagnant since the seventies
Â· Achievement gaps between low income students and high income students continue to widen
Â· Our nation will see record enrollments between now and 2018, when there will be 53.9 million students
Â· In 2007, there were 1.5 million home-school students
Â· Private school attendance is down
Â· Numbers of students earning Bachelorâ€™s degrees has increased 30%.
What will we have to do in K-12 to prepare students in the lowest economic status for success?
What can turn around success for our nation’s 17 year olds?
How can we look differently at K-12 learning to set a world-class standard for performance?
By Maria Glod
Public school enrollment across the country is hitting a record this year with just less than 50 million students, and classrooms are becoming more diverse, largely because of growth in the Latino population, according to a new federal report.