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Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Rises to 88 Percent

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/oct23_gov.shtml

Press release which announces four-year graduation and drop-out rates.  Also includes information on those earning Advanced Studies diplomas.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Government Response to the House of Lords Communications Select Committee Report “Broadband for All: An Alternative Report

Categories: Great Britain,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm84/8457/8457.pdf

British government response to a 2012 Parliamentary report about the best way to extend fast broadband connections to most of the country.  From the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

 

International Mobility and Employment Characteristics Among Recent Recipients of U.S. Doctorates

Categories: Education-Higher,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13300/nsf13300.pdf

Provides statistics on recent doctorates awarded by citizenship; an increasing share of sci-tech doctorates are being received by foreign citizens who plan to stay in the U.S. for employment opportunities.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2013

Categories: Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2013.pdf

Lists program rates and limits for the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program and the Supplemental Security Income Program for 2013.  From the Social Security Administation

 

South Fork Shenandoah River Habitat-Flow Modeling to Determine Ecological and Recreational Characteristics during Low-Flow Periods

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5081/pdf/sir2012-5081.pdf

Investigates ecological habitat requirements of aquatic organisms and recreational streamflow requirements of the South Fork Shenandoah River in Virginia.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Russia’s Homegrown Insurgency: Jihad in the North Caucasus

Categories: Asia,Religion/Ethics,Russia,Terrorism

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1116

Analyzes the major security threat to Russia, the Islamist insurgency campaign in the North Caucasus.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Russia and the Current State of Arms Control

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=1119

Discusses Russian developments in arms control in view of the so-called New Start Treaty signed and ratified by the U.S. and Russia in 2010.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Multigenerational Households: 2009-2011

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-03.pdf

Examines the characteristics of households with three or more generations living together.  This brief provides information by state on three types of multigenerational households.  From the Census Bureau

 

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