Magazine article District Administration

By the Numbers: A Data Bank on Education Trends for District Leaders

Magazine article District Administration

By the Numbers: A Data Bank on Education Trends for District Leaders

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THIS MONTH: Parental Involvement

In a recent study of American adults, almost all respondents, 96%, said parents should partner with teachers in their children's education.

Also, 94% said all adults in a community--not just the parents of a current student--should volunteer time or expertise in support of teachers and schools.

Source: Horace Mann, www.horacemann.com

What Parents Do

% of parents who have done
the following in recent years:

Class trip or party                  57%
Behavior and discipline decisions    20%
Financial input                      19%
Curriculum planning                  15%
Staff hiring involvement              7%

Source: Public Agenda

Note: Table made from bar graph.

SUPERINTENDENTS' VIEWS

87% superintendents say, "Schools are more responsive to active, vocal parents."

Source: Public Agenda

In a recent Gallup/Phi Delta Kappa survey, 32% of respondents said "parent involvement" could prevent future school shootings.

"Acted as a volunteer
or served on a committee"

Racial Relationship

White                           43%
Black                           26
Hispanic                        25
Other                           31

Household Income

$10,000 or less                 21%
$10,001-20,000                  23
$20,001-35,000                  31
$35,001-50,000                  39
More than $50,000               50

Parent's
Highest Educational Level

Less than high school           13%
High school diploma
or equivalent                   26
Some college                    37
Bachelor's degree               50
Graduate/professional school    54

Source: NCES

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