DoEd Releases ‘Condition of Education’ Report

The Education Dept. (DoEd) releases the 2017 Condition of Education, report which looks at a range of risk factors that make up a picture of K-12 education in the country.

This year’s report includes 50 indicators on topics ranging from prekindergarten through postsecondary education, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons.


  • Student risk factors (poverty and low parent educational attainment) at kindergarten entry are associated with lower academic achievement in kindergarten through grade 3;
  • 2.5% of students in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools were reported as homeless in 2014-15. The percentage of students reported as homeless ranged from 2.0% in suburban school districts to 2.4% in rural districts, 2.6% in town districts, and 3.7% in city districts;
  • Among first-time college students in 2011-12, the percentage of students who were still enrolled or had graduated after 3 years was higher for students who began at 4-year institutions (80%) than for those who began at 2-year institutions (57%); and
  • 16% of 25- to 64-year-olds who had not completed high school had one or more disabilities in 2015, compared to 4% of those who had completed a bachelor’s degree and 3% of those who had completed a master’s or higher degree.

The proportion of students who use the Internet at home varied by parental education level in 2015, ranging from 42% for children whose parents had not completed high school to 71% for those whose parents had completed a bachelor’s or higher degree.  In 2014 female students scored higher than male students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress’s 8th-grade Technology and Engineering Literacy assessment.

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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