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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021

Education

Three young students writing at their desks

This section presents key indicators of children's learning and progress from early childhood through postsecondary school entry, including family reading to young children, mathematics and reading achievement, and high school academic coursetaking. Indicators on high school completion, college enrollment, and youth neither enrolled in school nor working indicate the level to which youth are prepared for further education or the workforce (or the level to which youth are at risk of limiting their prospects).