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Brookings Data Now: How Louisiana’s Recovery School District Ranks #1

Fred Dews

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: education choice ranked; Kenya a GDP power in East Africa; number of unemployed per job vacancy about twice pre-recession level; highest property tax paid is in ____ county.


Louisiana’s Recovery School District ranked first in the new Education Choice and Competition Index

In the Brown Center on Education Policy’s annual ECCI report, the Recovery School District, which includes schools in New Orleans, East Baton Rouge, and other localities, was first of 107 large school districts across 13 categories.


Kenya’s GDP as a percent of total GDP in East Africa

Burundi is last in the region, contributing 3% to the regional GDP.


Number of Unemployed Workers Per Job at end of 2013


In 2007, there were 1.6 unemployed workers for each vacancy.


Average annual property taxes paid in Westchester Co., NY

From 2007-11, the county in upstate New York, just north of New York City, ranked first among all U.S. counties in average annual property taxes paid.

Mingwei Ma contributed to this post.