1. Findthebest.com finds that New York state spends the most per student with an average of $21,168, while Utah spends the least at $7,388.

2. According to FLN, 96% of respondents were familiar with the term “flipped learning,” up from 73% in 2012, and 75% of administrators support their teachers’ flipped classroom efforts.

3.  For low-income students who spent all 12 years in districts that increased spending by 20%, graduation rates rose by 23%, and those same kids were less likely as adults to fall into poverty.

4. According to the Education Week Research Center, about 70% of respondents agree that highly engaged and motivated students show excitement about learning, persistence, and lots of effort. Only 13%, though, believe high standardized test scores reflect motivation and engagement.

5. The average cost of a 4-year college has nearly tripled in the past 20 years to nearly $24,000 for tuition, fees, room and board.

6. Federal support for higher education went from $134 billion in 2010 to $150 billion in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Education

7. America’s graduation rate now stands at 80%, with 4 states exceeding 90%: ND VT, WI, and NB.