• 4 countries where kids spend fewer days in classrooms than in the US

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    According to the Center for Public Education , US public schools require students to be in the classroom between 175 to 180 days a year. That breaks down to somewhere in the ballpark of 900 to 1,000 hours, depending on what state you live in. Currently, 35 states in the US require at least 990 hours of educational learning. So, as a rough estimate, US public school students spend about half of their year in the classroom.
    Additionally, the typical first-grader will seven roughly seven hours a day learning, according to The Washington Post .
    How does that stack up against other school...
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  • US factory activity races to 14-year high in Aug; construction spending rises slightly in July

    US factory activity races to 14-year high in Aug; construction spending rises slightly in July

    2 monthes ago - By CNBC

    U.S. construction spending barely rose in July as increases in homebuilding and investment in public projects were overshadowed by a sharp drop in private nonresidential outlays.
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  • US construction spending rose 0.1 percent in July

    2 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up 0.1 percent in July, led by an increase in homebuilding and the publicly funded building of schools and highways.
    The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the slight July increase brought total construction spending to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $1.32 trillion, 5.8 percent higher than a year ago.
    Nonresidential construction - offices, stores, factories and other buildings - tumbled 0.3 percent in July. Some of that decline was offset by a 0.6 percent gain in homebuilding.
    Public construction rose 0.7 percent in July...
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