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Across the nation (some) states are racing, (some) students are graduating, Ohio’s revenue shortfall is menacing and one Columbus City School district high school is lamenting.

Join The CEA Blog as it presents a sampling of facts and figures that pertain to the education world, brought to light during this past week.

16,000,000,000:

Estimated dollar amount expected to be spent on educational technology next year.

8,000,000,000:

Approximate dollar amount of projected revenue shortfall for Ohio’s 2012-2014 biennial budget.

3,400,000,000:

Dollar amount remaining in the Race to the Top (RttT) competitive grant program fund.

400,000,000:

Dollar amount Ohio has requested in its second round application for RttT funding.

62,000,000:

Dollar amount of college scholarships earned by Columbus City Schools’ class of 2010.

20,596,893.77:

Dollar amount of Race to the Top funding that Columbus City Schools would receive if Ohio’s RttT application is approved.

1,074,012:

Number of Ohio high school students in districts and community schools included in Ohio’s second round RttT application.

39,202:

Diplomas Count projection of the number of Ohio high school students that will not graduate with the class of 2010.

84.6:

Percentage of Ohio high school students that graduated with their class in 2007, according to the Ohio Department of Education.

74.6:

Percentage of Ohio students that graduated with their class in 2007, according to Diplomas Count.

36:

The number of high schools in Ohio included in Newsweek’s annual list of the Nation’s best high schools.

36:

The number of states, including Ohio, that have submitted second round RttT applications.

11:

Total number of Franklin County school districts that joined Ohio’s second round RttT application.

8:

Number of states that have adopted the Common Core standards. (Ohio was number seven.)

5:

Number of school districts in Franklin County that did not join Ohio’s second round RttT application.

1:

The number of Columbus City Schools high schools accidentally included on Newsweek’s annual list of the Nation’s best high schools.

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