State-by-state trends in school instructional staff, and their compensation

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Teachers’ aides were added to instructional staff faster than teachers in schools in Connecticut and almost every other state over a two-decade period from 1991 to 2011.

Another trend that held true in most states: Benefits made up a growing portion of educator compensation spending.

That’s according to data in annual surveys of each state’s department of education conducted by the U.S. Department of Education on financial and non-financial topics. The data includes teachers and aides, but not other school staff, such as administrators.

Below, we’ve summarized each state’s change in the makeup of instructional staff and the makeup of their compensation.

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  • Joseph Brzezinski

    State by state detail is good,but do the data available and application software at your disposal support:
    * showing ranking of each state on each measure you display including some trend in the ranking over years shown?
    * regressing each measure against demographic and income and yeat predictors to quantify trends?