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What the civil rights data tell us about early learners

June 14, 2016
Abbie Lieberman, Shayna Cook & Aaron Loewenberg

Last week the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights released the long-awaited data from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), an extensive survey of all public schools and districts across the United States. The Office of Civil Rights has been collecting this data since 1968 to track issues related to equal educational opportunity and has been adding data points over time. The CRDC measures everything from course offerings to enrollment to bullying and was last released in March 2014. In this blog we’d like to highlight what the data tell us about early learning in the United States. We’ll be digging into the data more over the next several months.

Here’s an overview of major findings and what the data show around early learners.