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• 11 percent of that number are enrolled in private schools.

• 11 million speak “a language other than English at home.”

• $7.4 billion will be spent on new school clothes this fall.

• There are 98,700 public schools, 33,740 private schools and 4,694 public charter schools in the U.S.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s “Facts and Figures” for back-to-school statistics, released Aug. 19.

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