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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Wireless Substitution: Preliminary Data from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/pubs/pubd/hestats/wireless/wireless2005.htm

Reports that one in ten American households did not have a landline telephone in a survey of more than 19,000 households in the second half of 2005. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Early Reading and Mathematics Achievement of Children Who Repeated Kindergarten …

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2006064

Examines the association between repeating kindergarten or delaying the start of kindergarten and first grade achievement in reading and math. Those who repeated kindergarten have lower scores than those who start on time. Those who delay kindergarten start have mixed results. From the National Center for Education Statistics

Securing America’s Energy Future

Categories: Energy,Nuclear Energy

http://reform.house.gov/UploadedFiles/Majority%20Staff%20Energy%20Report%208%20may.pdf

Report from the Republican majority on the current energy situation. Calls for both increased production and increased conservation measures, strengthening of motor vehicle fuel efficiency standards, use of alternative transportation fuels, and use of nuclear energy as the primary generator of electricity. From the Committee on Government Reform.

Who are Iraq’s New Leaders? What Do They Want?

Categories: Iraq

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/sr160.pdf


Based on extensive background study and interviews with 40 leaders. Polarization around ethnic and sectarian identity forms threat of political fragmentation. From the United States Institute of Peace