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Earl Gregg Swem Library

98 Percent of Virginia Schools Meet SOL Standards

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2010/sep15.shtml

Press release with results of Standards of Learning test results in English, mathematics, science, and history.  From the Virginia Department of Education

Placing More Treasury-Managed Funds in Virginia Banks

Categories: Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://jlarc.state.va.us/reports/Rpt401.pdf

The Code of Virginia requires that all public deposits (state and local) be placed in banks with a presence in Virginia.  This final report looks at two Treasury-managed investment portfolios and whether extending this requirement to them would negatively impact the safety, liquidity and return of the portfolios.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee

Hampton Roads Data Book 2010

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/Documents/Economics/Databooks/2010_Hampton_Roads_Data_Book.pdf

Statistics on population, income, employment, retail sales, real estate, tourism, port traffic, transportation, local tax collections, and quality of life for the Hampton Roads area.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Hispanic-Owned Businesses Increase at More Than Double the National Rate

Categories: Business/Economics,Hispanics,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb10-145.html

Reports that the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 43% between 2002 and 2007 and generated revenue of more than $345 billion.  Press release with links to data tables.  From the Census Bureau.