Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Stafford Loan Interest Rate Reduction: Background and Issues

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Govt Processes/Organization

Provides an overview of selected terms and conditions of Stafford Loans, characteristics of borrowers, and a description of how proposed reduced rates would compare with current terms and conditions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Overview and Selected Issues

Categories: Disability,Education

Provides a brief overview of the act with particular attention paid to issues of recent Congressional concern, such as funding and private school enrollment. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

Spread of Africanized Honey Bees by Year, by County

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Health/Medical

Updated map of the spread of Africanized honey bees through Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida. Also provides other information on how Afrian honey bees differ from European honey bees and what to do if attacked. From the Agricultural Research Service.

National Drug Control Strategy: 2007

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice

Claims significant declines in use of illegal drugs through three fold program of prevention, treatment, and law enforcement. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

Argues that continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions could promote a sea level rise of up to 5 meters in the current century. Assesses the consequences for continued sea level rise on 84 developing countries. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4136.

Comprehensive Proposal for the Kosovo Status Settlement: Executive Summary

Categories: East Europe,United Nations

Summarizes the constitutional, economic and security provisions of the proposed settlement for a future Kosovo that is viable and stable. From the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Kosovo.

The New Totalitarians: Social Identities and Radical Islamist Political Grand Strategy

Categories: Defense/Military,Terrorism

Argues that the radical Islamists are like the Fascists and Communists of the past and therefore negotiations with them will be fruitless. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

Virginia Advanced Placement Performance Even Stronger in 2006

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

Reports on performance of Virginia students on advanced placement exams. Only New York, Maryland, and Utah had a higher percentage of students earning a grade of 3 or better on AP exams. 20.7% of Virginia students earned grades of 3 or better, while the national average was 14.8%. From the Virginia Department of Education

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