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American Education Week: November 13-19, 2022
In the U.S., per student (public pre-K through 12th grade) spending was $13,494 in FY2020, a 2.33% increase from 2019, and enrollment was 48.0 million.


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National STEM Day: November 8, 2022
The 2021 American Community Survey estimated the total civilian population age 16+ employed in STEM occupations at 10.8M. Women are 26.7% and earn 84.1% of men.


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Veterans Day 2022: November 11
Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.


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Annual Survey of School System Finances First Look
The U.S. Census Bureau released an early look at data from the Annual Survey of School System Finances.


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Census Bureau to Embargo 2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo period for subscribers to view 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) statistics before their public release.


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Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2022
According to the Current Population Survey, 2020 voter turnout was 68.4% for women and 65.0% for men. About 9.7 million more women than men voted.


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Back to School 2022: August 2022
The October 2020 Current Population Survey found 73.2 million total students enrolled in school, which is 23.3 percent of the population 3 years and older.


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Six States Added to Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes
The Census Bureau announced the release of six new states — Oregon, Hawaii, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Montana and Georgia — in the PSEO..


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Per Pupil Spending Continues to Increase in 2020
Per pupil spending increased in fiscal year 2020 for the ninth year in a row, up to $13,494 in FY 2020 from $13,187 in FY 2019.


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National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day: May 2-6 and May 3, 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey counted about 5.74M teachers in the U.S. including preschool to postsecondary, special ed, tutors, assistants, and other.


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Older Americans Month: May 2022
The 2019 American Community Survey estimated there were 54,074,028 people aged 65 and over in the U.S. out of a total population of 328,239,523, or 16.5%.


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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2022
A host of statistical information on the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population groups.


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National Beer Day: April 7, 2022
The 2019 County Business Patterns program counted 4,317 breweries with 84,503 employees and $3.7B annual payroll. Another survey, ASM, had sales at 29.9B.


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Community College Month: April 2022
In 2020, the Current Population Survey estimated the number of college students enrolled in two-year institutions was 3.7M, a 2.0M decrease from 5.7M in 2011.


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International Women’s Day: March 8, 2022
From 2000 to 2019, the percentage of women who work as veterinarians, pharmacists, mathematicians, legislators, and chief executives have all increased.


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Census Bureau Releases New Educational Attainment Data
Findings that use statistics from the CPS to examine the educational attainment of adults age 25 and older by demographic and social characteristics.


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Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2022
The 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement reports about 126.9M total unmarried (never married, divorced, and widowed) people in America ages 15 and older.


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Arizona 110th Anniversary of Statehood (1912): February 14, 2022
Arizona was admitted to the Union on Feb. 14, 1912, as the 48th state. Nickname: The Grand Canyon State. Motto: Ditat Deus (God enriches).


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Super Bowl LVI (56): February 13, 2022
The big game involves two top-50 U.S. metro areas by estimated population: #2 Los Angeles (13,200,998) vs. #30 Cincinnati (2,256,884) playing in Los Angeles.


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Michigan 185th Anniversary of Statehood (1837): January 26, 2022
Michigan was admitted to the Union on Jan. 26, 1837, as the 26th state. Nickname: The Great Lake State. Motto: Si Quæris Peninsulam Amœnam Circumspice.


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday and Day of Service: January 17
In 1983, Congress made the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. a federal holiday. In 1994, Congress added the national day of service. Learn more at MLKDay.gov.

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