February 2015

We’ve moved.

Dear Readers, The Hechinger Report started Education By The Numbers as an experimental blog in 2013. It has since evolved into a weekly column, carried by both U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly, and now it is moving inside the new website of┬áThe Hechinger Report. Please visit us there. There are several ways […]


School spending per student drops for the second year in a row

Despite occasional taxpayer revolts, the United States has a history of spending more and more each year on public education. From 1996 to 2008, spending per student, on average, steadily climbed at least 1 percent a year, after adjusting for inflation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). But newer data is showing […]