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The Condition of Education 2009

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009081

Latest annual issue which presents 46 indicators on the status and condition of education in 5 areas: participation in education, learner outcomes, student effort and educational progress, the contexts of elementary and secondary education, and the contexts of postsecondary education. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

Supplemental Security Income Recipients by State and County 2008

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_sc/2008/index.html

Offers statistics on the number of recipients and amount of payments by state for the program that provides assistance to low-income elderly, blind or disabled persons. From the Social Security Administration.

Bringing Broadband to Rural America: Report on a Rural Broadband Strategy

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Science/Technology,Telecommunications/Internet

http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-291012A1.pdf

Assesses broadband needs in rural areas, offers recommendations on how obstacles can be overcome, and how federal agencies can improve coordination of policies and initiatives with other entities. From the Federal Communications Commission

Occupational Employment and Wages 2008

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/ocwage.pdf

Reissued to correct mistakes in three occupational tables related to postal service workers. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Employment Characteristics of Families in 2008

Categories: Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/famee.pdf

Reports that the percentage of families with an unemployed member rose from 6.3% in 2007 to 7.8% in 2008. Offers statistics on families and unemployment by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, by type of families, by marital status, and by presence of children. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2009: National Intelligence: A Consumer&#x0027’s Guide

Categories: Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/reports/IC_Consumers_Guide_2009.pdf

Work in progress which attempts to explain the mission, background, opportunities and challenges facing the Intelligence Community. From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Resources Related to Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor

Categories: Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.loc.gov/law/find/sotomayor.php

Includes writing by Sotomayor, previous congressional nomination hearings, cases decided, and additional web resources about her. From the Law Library of Congress.

Montejo v. Louisiana

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Supreme Court/courts

http://laws.findlaw.com/us/000/07-1529

5 to 4 Supreme Court decision that overturns the 1986 Michigan v. Jackson ruling. The 1986 ruling prevented police from interrogating a suspect who has a lawyer or who requested one until the lawyer was present. Montego, who incriminated himself before a public defender was present, was convicted and sentenced to death. From Findlaw.com.

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