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Invention of Middle School
Varied Middle Local Economic Conditions
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Issue: #492

September 11, 2017  

The Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma, a program of the Community Service Council, provides access to data generated from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Age, Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin and Foreign-Born Table Packages Now Available
U.S. Census Bureau 

These tables from the 2014  Current Population Survey  include detailed social and economic statistics for  age groups , and the  Hispanic black Asian  and  foreign-born populations .

The Foreign-born table package highlights characteristics of the foreign-born population by nativity and U.S. citizenship status, as well as year of entry. The tables also include information on the characteristics of the foreign-born population by world region of birth and of the foreign-born by generation.

The Current Population Survey is one of the oldest, largest and most well-recognized surveys in the United States. In addition to being the primary source of monthly labor force statistics, it is also used to collect data for a variety of other studies that keep the nation informed of the economic and social well-being of its people. 

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The Invention of Middle School


All across America, tweens are nervously embarking upon their first year of middle school. A few decades ago, this wouldn't have been a major transition year for most of these students-for that, they would have had to wait another year or two. Paul S. George explains how the middle school as we know it came to be.

Before the 1960s, George writes, the step for most students before high school was junior high, which normally covered grades 7 through 9. As the name suggests, the schools were structured like mini high schools. Subjects were taught by separate teachers in separate rooms, with little collaboration.

The Untold Story of the Varied Middle Local Economic Conditions 2017
National League of Cities

Rural vs. urban. It's a simple yet compelling narrative about the dichotomous relationship between place and economic growth. It has become our frame of reference for everything from the opioid epidemic to national election results. Often this characterization is meaningful, particularly to describe post-recession economic trends in the broadest of terms. Urban cores seem to be pulling people and businesses across the United States like constellations, leaving behind vast swaths of empty storefronts and mills where vibrant towns once stood.

Until Next Week,

Melanie Poulter
Census Information Center

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