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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 1.13.

Percentage of public and private elementary and secondary students whose parents reported outings with their children in the past month, by selected activity and locale: 2003


Locale Visited a library Attended an athletic/ sporting event (outside of school) in which child was not a player Went to a play, concert, or live show Visited an art gallery, museum, or historical site Visited a zoo or aquarium
Total 44.3 37.5 35.0 19.7 12.2
City 47.8 33.8 35.4 22.4 15.4
Suburban 47.0 37.8 35.6 21.5 13.6
Town 37.9 39.0 34.3 15.6 8.0
Rural 37.8 41.8 33.9 15.0 7.5
NOTE: Includes students that are homeschooled.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES), "Parent and Family Involvement in Education" survey, 2003.