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Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Rises to 88 Percent

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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