Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991–2011

Between 1991 and 2011, spending on instructional staff compensation, including salary and benefits, comprised more than half of current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education. During this period, spending on instructional staff compensation increased nationally by $101 billion (54 … Read More

Teaching Vacancies and Difficult-to-Staff Teaching Positions in Public Schools

Activate Research co-authored “Teaching Vacancies and Difficult-to-Staff Teaching Positions in Public Schools.” Compared to the 1999–2000 school year, a lower percentage of public schools had at least one teaching vacancy in the 2011–12 school year, according to “Teaching Vacancies and … Read More

Instructional Time for Third- and Eighth-Graders in Public and Private Schools: School Year 2011-12

This Statistics in Brief examines the amount of time that students in grades 3 and 8 spent on different activities in 2011-12 and compares how, if at all, this time varied by activity, school sector, and grade. Based on reporting … Read More

Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors

Activate Research co-authored “Public Elementary and Secondary School Arts Education Instructors.” This Statistics in Brief uses data from two administrations of the Fast Response Survey System to present findings related to the different types of school staff (e.g., full-time staff, … Read More

Preparation and Support for Teachers in Public Schools: Reflections on the First Year of Teaching

This brief investigates early-career teachers’ preparation for teaching and receipt of support by selected characteristics of the schools in which they taught during the 2011–12 school year. The specific school characteristics included in this report are school classification (traditional public … Read More