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English Language Development among American Indian English Learner Students in New Mexico (May 16, 2022)
REL Southwest examined American Indian students identified as English learner students at kindergarten entry in New Mexico public schools in 2013/14 and 2014/15. The study looked at their performance on English language proficiency assessments, reclassification rates as English proficient, and grade-level readiness in English language arts and math. It also compared outcomes between students who attended a school with a bilingual multicultural education program (BMEP) and students who did not.

Current Expenditures per Pupil for Public PreK–12 Education Slightly Increased in FY 20 (School Year 2019-20) (May 11, 2022)
Current expenditures per pupil on a national basis slightly increased by 0.7 percent to $13,489 between FY 19 and FY 20, following an increase of 2.2 percent between FY 18 and FY 19, after adjusting for inflation. Increases in current expenditures per pupil from FY 19 to FY 20 were among the five highest in New Mexico (9.3 percent), Illinois (5.7 percent), Kansas (4.0 percent), Texas (3.7 percent), and Indiana (3.7 percent).

Revised First Look report on findings from the 2017–18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC) (May 10, 2022)
A First Look report first released by the National Center for Education Statistics on September 16, 2021 described the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended and institution state. This revision to the report corrects standard errors provided in Table A-S6 for undergraduates receiving Title IV aid, by institution state.

Introducing NCES's New Locale-Focused Resource Hub: Education Across America (May 3, 2022)
NCES is excited to announce the release of a resource hub that focuses on data by geographic locale—Education Across America: Cities, Suburbs, Towns, and Rural Areas—using a three-phased approach. Released today, Phase I of this new resource hub involves the consolidation of locale-focused data across NCES surveys and programs and makes updates to the latest data available.

April Blogs from NCER and NCSER (May 2, 2022)
NCER and NCSER recently published blogs that cover several topics in education.