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Canada. Decrease in the number of students in public schools
Just over 5 million students were enrolled in public elementary and secondary school programs in Canada during the 2010/2011 school year, the lowest enrolment since 2006/2007. (Full Story)
92% of Canadians have completed a high school education
In 2010, 92% of Canadian adults aged 25 to 34 had completed at least a high school education, compared with 82% for those aged 55 to 64.  (Full Story)
Canada. The average salary of full-time University teaching staff up
The average salary of full-time teaching staff was $113,407 in 2009/2010, compared to $108,643 in 2008/2009, an increase of 4.4%. (Full Story)
Canada. Higher education expenditures up
The higher education sector, comprised of universities and affiliated research hospitals, experimental stations and clinics, spent $11.0 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2009/2010, up 0.8% from 2008/2009. (Full Story)
Canada. Reading proficiency linked to higher income
Young people who had higher levels of proficiency in reading at the age of 15 had higher levels of educational attainment and income by the time they were 25 than youth with lower proficiency in reading, according to a new study. (Full Story)
UNICEF evaluates the progress of the Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition Programme
by Taleen Vartan

NEW YORK– Since 2006, UNICEF has significantly scaled up work in education in emergencies and post-crisis transition countries through the Back on Track programme. This $201 million initiative, funded by the Dutch Government with an additional $5 million contribution by the European Commission, has ensured that children are supported both at the initial onset of emergencies – by restoring schooling and ensuring a safe learning environment – and by building back education systems in the long run. Back on Track funds support UNICEF education programming in 39 countries and territories. (Full Story)

Canada. Immigrants more likely to obtain university education than their Canadian-born counterparts
Immigrants who arrived in Canada at age 12 or younger were more likely than their Canadian-born counterparts to obtain a university education by the time they were aged 25 to 34. (Full Story)
Canada. 12% of doctoral recipients are living in the United States
In 2005, about 4,200 candidates earned a doctorate degree in Canada, roughly one-tenth of the 43,400 doctorates awarded in the United States. By 2007, 12% of doctoral recipients who had graduated from a Canadian university in 2005 were living in the United States. (Full Story)
Canadian students have above average OECD score in mathematics and science
Canadian students had an average score of 527 in mathematics and 529 in science, well above the OECD average of 497 and 501, respectively. (Full Story)
Canada. 20% off-reserve First Nations children are able to understand an Aboriginal language
In 2006, one in five (20%) off-reserve First Nations children aged two to five were able to understand an Aboriginal language, regardless of whether it was learned as a mother tongue or second language. Cree and Ojibway were the languages understood by the largest number of these children. (Full Story)
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