U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 13 - KCTV5

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 13

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL

Profile America - Thursday, February 13th. This date marks the anniversary in 1635 of the idea of America's first public school - the Boston Latin School - long before there was a United States. Established in April that year, among its later students were Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams. And this month in 1897, Phoebe Hearst and Alice Birney founded what is today known as the Parent Teacher Association, or PTA. Originally called the National Congress of Mothers, the organization now encourages both mothers and fathers to take part in school activities to improve the quality of their children's education. Today, there are nearly 50 million youngsters enrolled in elementary through high school, with an additional 8.8 million attending nursery school or kindergarten. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 838
http://www.440.com/twtd/archives/feb13.html
http://www.bls.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=206116&type=d
http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2012/tables.html t. 1/All Races

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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