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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Characteristsics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2007

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2007.pdf

Presents 10 tables with information about the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the 1.7 million workers with wages at or below the federal minimum of $5.85 per hour. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Quantity and Frequency of Alcohol Use Among Underage Drinkers

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Youth

http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k8/underage/underage.pdf

Reports that 10.8 milllion persons or 28.3% of those aged 12-20 drank alcohol in the past month. Provides data on age, gender, and race/ethnicity of underage drinkers and on the amount they drank. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Comparison Between NAEP and State Mathematics Assessment Results: 2003

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008475

Compares the results of National Assessment of Educational Progress mathematics tests administered to 4th and 8th graders in 2003 with state math exams. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Comparison Between NAEP and State Reading Assessment Results: 2003

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008474

Compares the results of National Assessment of Educational Progress reading tests administered to 4th and 8th graders in 2003 with state reading exams. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program

Categories: Children,Environment,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/lrrpfinal.pdf

Final rule designed to protect children from the dangers of lead-based paint hazards created by renovation, repair or painting activities that disturb lead-based paint. From the Environmental Protection Administration.

Requirements for Private Boat Operators Arriving in U.S. at South Atlantic States

Categories: Homeland Security,Transportation,Virginia Issues

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/newsroom/news_releases/03312008.xml

Announces new requirements for private boats arriving at ports in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. Covers who must report, the reporting procedure, ports of entry, fees, failure to report, and other information. From the U.S. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security.

Intercountry Adoption Instructions: Post-Hague Adoption Convention Implementation

Categories: Adoption/Foster Care,Children,Marriage/Family

http://www.uscis.gov/files/article/Hague_31Mar08.pdf

On April 1, 2008, the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption entered into force with respect to the U.S. This document serves as an FAQ for those involved in intercountry adoption of children. From the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security.

Characteristics of Private Schools in the U.S. 2005-06

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2008315

Includes statistics on private schools for grades K through 12. Includes graduation rates and information on minority students in private schools. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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