National Center for Education Statistics

  • A new report shows that blacks made up 55 percent of students suspended in certain Southern school districts, even though they made up 24 percent of the students in these schools. Photo by Flickr user Robert Couse-Baker
    March 6, 2014   BY Alexis Cox 

    More than half of the nation’s public school facilities are in desperate need of repairs or modernization, according to a new survey released Thursday.

    On average, school building were at least 44 years old and the renovations would cost roughly $197 billion to improve those schools, researchers from the National Center for Education Statistics said. Continue reading