Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

SCHEV Review of the Funding Model for Student Financial Assistance

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Responds to General Assembly request by providing description of how the Virginia funding model works, and how it compares to other states.  Also provides detailed statistics on cost of attendance at each Virginia institution of higher education. From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Local Growth: Realizing Every Place’s Potential

Categories: Business/Economics,Great Britain

Describes the plan of the British coalition government to bring economic development and investment to all parts of the country through local enterprise partnerships.  British Parliament Command Paper Cm 7961.

Incentive Experiments: NSF Experiences

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology

Government surveys have suffered declining response rates in recent years.  This working paper summarizes  recent studies on the results of offering incentives in connection with federal science and engineering surveys.  From the National Science Foundation

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Provides information about the participation of women, minorities, and disabled individuals in science and engineering education and employment.  Updated with new information in October 2010.  From the National Science Foundation

Social Security (OASDI) Program Rates and Limits: 2011

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Taxes

Provides numbers for basic program rates and limits such as maximum taxable earnings ($106,800), tax rates for employees and employers, maximum monthly benefit for workers retiring at full retirement age and more.  From the Social Security Administration

“No-Till” Farming is a Growing Practice

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

Describes the harm done by tilling soil for planting and pest control and provides data on the growing proportion of farm land, planted in 8 major crops, that underwent no tilling in 2009.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Department of Education Establishes New Student Aid Rules to Protect Borrowers and Taxpayers

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Announces new rules on federal student aid programs to protect students from aggressive or misleading recruiting practices, provide better information about the effectiveness of career training programs, and limiting aid to eligible students and programs.  From the Department of Education

2010 Updated USGS Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

Categories: Energy,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Statistics

Reports a significantly lower estimate of undiscovered oil and gas in the National Petroleum Reserve than in the previous 2002 estimate due to recent drilling discoveries.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

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