Learn more about education issues of the US on our education data trends page.
Nationally, 1.3% of US public school teachers in 2020–2021 were Black men — a decline from 6.5% just three years before.
Almost five billion free or reduced-price school lunches were served to over 30 million public school students during fiscal year 2022.
Although literacy varies across states, the average literacy rate of the US hasn’t changed since 2012.
Public schools have expanded their mental health services since the pandemic, but school staff still report barriers to progress.