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  • London’s "booming population is creating a massive demand for new schools"
  • Hundreds of thousands of brand new schools will also be required, "an extraordinary opportunity for innovation to drive higher educational standards"
  • Government seeks the "best existing state school managers, and the most promising educational entrepreneurs [to be] entrusted with the task"
  • "A San Francisco elementary school introduced its first gender-neutral restrooms this year."
  • "We changed the way we teach our students that we don't have boys and girls restrooms, we have restrooms."
  • "A 2013 state law in California requires schools to allow students to use whichever bathroom they prefer based on their gender identity."
  • "In 2001, the school moved into a 10,000 square-foot building in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood and a year later reached its capacity, four years ahead of growth projections."
  • There are 1.2 million homeless public school children in the U.S. — "the highest ever on record, according to the National Center for Homeless Education. Thirty percent of them live in California."
  • National Center for Education Statistics data shows the tendencies toward computer science, math, and physics
  • Kids whose parents make more tend toward history, English and performing arts
  • Another trend is that lower-income families and higher-income families tend to send their children to schools with different options for majors
  • "More than one out of every five school-age children in the U.S. were living below the federal poverty line in 2013, according to new federal statistics released Thursday."
  • "That amounted to 10.9 million children — or 21 percent of the total — a six percent increase in the childhood poverty rate since 2000."
  • "Childhood poverty rates were on the rise for every racial group."
  • More than one out of every five school-age children in the U.S. were living below the federal poverty line in 2013, according to new federal statistics released Thursday. That amounted to 10.9 million children — or 21 percent of the total — a six percent increase in the childhood poverty rate since 2000.
  • Childhood poverty rates were on the rise for every racial group, ranging from 39 percent for African Americans and 36 percent for Native Americans, 32 percent for Hispanics and 13 percent for Asians and whites.
  • Latino population has made massive contributions to American car culture — from custom paint and pinstriping to lowrider car design
  • 5% of about 2,000 students are of Latino heritage in Pasadena's Art Center College of Design
  • High tuition and a limited supply of Latino professors may be the reason
  • Data from students qualifying for free or reduced lunches show 51% of public school students are low-income, highest ever
  • Mississippi has highest rate of low-income students -- 71%; New Hampshire is the lowest, at 27%
  • For the last 10 years, the state has failed to live up to its own law requiring certain funding levels
  • The reports shed light on whether states provide equal educational opportunity for all students, including low-income students
  • Only Massachusetts and New Jersey score relatively well in all four areas measured: funding level, funding distribution, effort and coverage
  • "black students constituted 32% to 42% of those suspended during the 2011-12 school year, even though they represented only 16% of the student population."
  • "Black students in the US are still more likely to receive out-of-school suspensions for minor violations of the code of conduct."
  • More schools are using laptops and having students submit work via cloud documents, reducing textbooks and printed worksheets
  • Many texts are now available in digital formats, with thousands of apps and online educational resources offering free lessons
  • The one-to-one technology trend is growing in the US: a movement devoted to getting a laptop or tablet computer to every student
  • Launched in 2013, Kano teaches young people to code and how to build their own computers
  • They've raised $15 million in venture funding; 40,000 kits have been sold so far
  • 27,000 kids have published nearly 6 million lines of code on KanoWorld site
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