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State Spending on the Standards of Quality (SOQ): FY 2011

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD472012/$file/RD47.pdf

Annual report on the funding provided by the state of Virginia to each locality for education that meets the requirements of the Standards of Quality.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

2011-2012 Teach Salary Survey Results

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD552012/$file/RD55.pdf

The report shows teacher salary data by school divisions for FY 2010, 2011, and 2012.  It also shows starting salaries by school division and average teacher salaries by school.  Also shows state rankings for average teacher salaries with Virginia ranked 24th.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on Virginia’s Intellectual and Developmental Disability System

Categories: Disability,Federal State Relations,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Mental Health,Virginia Issues

http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=1103

Press release which describes the main points of the settlement regarding Virginia’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  From the Office of the Governor

 

Economic Role of Cities

Categories: Business/Economics,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=3260

This report examines the important contribution of cities to national economic development and poverty reduction.  From UN Habitat

 

Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

http://unep.org/greeneconomy/Portals/88/documents/ger/ger_final_dec_2011/Green%20EconomyReport_Final_Dec2011.pdf

Argues for investing two per cent of global GDP in greening ten sectors of the economy to unleash public and private capital flows onto a low-carbon, resource-efficient path.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

Crime and Criminal Justice, 2006-2009 [European Union]

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,European Union,Statistics

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-SF-12-006/EN/KS-SF-12-006-EN.PDF

Recent work to improve the comparability of crime statistics across the European Union countries reveals some significant developments in criminality in the EU.  Covers violent crime, property crime, drug trafficking, number of police officers, and prison populations.  From Eurostat

 

Suicide Rates in the United Kingdom, 2006 to 2010

Categories: Births/Deaths,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_254113.pdf

Presents the latest suicide numbers and rates for the UK, England, Wales, and regions in England.  From the Office of National Statistics

 

Measuring Energy Security

Categories: Energy,Great Britain,Homeland Security

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-399.pdf

Supply disruptions and spikes in energy prices have raised the importance of energy security for countries such as Great Britain.  This report explores ways in which energy security may be measured by indicators for monitoring purposes.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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