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Preliminary Multifactor Productivity Trends: 2009

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

Announces that private nonfarm business sector multifactor productivity increased at a slight 0.7% annual rate in 2009, the largest gain in multifactor productivity since 2005. Tables provide trends since 1987.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Well Within Reach: America’s New Transportation Agenda

Categories: Transportation

Recommendations for improving America’s transportation systems from a conference of experts at the University of Virginia in September 2009.  Fom the Miller Center of Public Affairs

A Plan for Community-Based Children’s Behavioral Health Services in Virginia

Categories: Children,Mental Health,Virginia Issues$file/RD240.pdf

Interim report on the preparation of a plan for the provision of children’s mental health services, both inpatient and community-based, in Virginia.  From the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2010: Addressing Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Reports that the number and proportion of hungry people declined in 2010 as the global economy recovered, but hunger remains higher than before the economic crises of 2006-2009.  Also discusses the need to improve food supplies to people in protracted crisis areas.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

NSF Releases New Statistics on Business Innovation

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Statistics

During 2006-2008 about 22% of U.S. manufacturing companies introduced product innovations and about 22%  produced process innovations.  In contrast about 8% of companies in the nonmanufacturing sector were product or process innovators.  From the National Science Foundation

Groundwater-Quality Data and Regional Trends in the Virginia Coastal Plain, 1906-2007

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Presents updated information on groundwater quality, especially with regard to the chemical composition of the groundwater, in the Virginia Coastal Plain area.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

Eighth-Grade Algebra: Findings from the Eighth-Grade Round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

This brief provides statistics about various aspects of algebra enrollment in the 8th grade such as socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of students enrolled , types of schools with low, medium, and high levels of algebra enrollment, and prior mathematics ability.  .  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Trends in Graduate Borrowing: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2007-08

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Between 1995 and 2007 graduate enrollment increased by 30% and average tuition/fees increased by 37% adjusted for inflation.  These web tables show borrowing rates, average loan amounts, and other aspects of borrowing for graduate students during this period.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

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