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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Least Developed Countries Report 2012: Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities

Categories: Africa,Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/ldc2012_en.pdf

Discusses remittances from migrating workers as a source of development finance and as channels of knowledge transfer for the 48 least developed countries.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

Revenues and Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education: School Year 2009-10 (Fiscal Year 2010): First Look

Categories: Education,Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013305.pdf

Reports that state and local governments provided 87% of school revenues and the federal government 12%.  Per pupil expenditures ranged from $6,400 in Utah to $20,900 in DC.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Proceedings of the Workshop on Alternative Futures: Accounting for Growth in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Federal State Relations,Natural Resources,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1216/OFR2012-1216.pdf

Proceedings from a 2011 forum in Baltimore on policies and assumptions for creating alternative future land-use scenarios for the Chesapeake Bay area out to 2025 by which the population is expected to increase by 2 million persons.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Commonwealth of Virginia Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas for 2012/2013 School Year

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD3422012/$file/RD342.pdf

Lists top ten shortage areas and the method by which they were determined.  From the Virginia Department of Education

 

Policy Implications of Warming Permafrost

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines

http://www.unep.org/pdf/permafrost.pdf

Reports on the consequences for the global ecosystem of large-scale thawing of permafrost in polar regions, including the release of large amounts of previously sealed carbon into the atmosphere.  From the United Nations Environment Programme

 

UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/epidemiology/2012/gr2012/20121120_UNAIDS_Global_Report_2012_en.pdf

Reports on progress toward achieving the goals set for 2015 to expand the reach of antiretroviral therapy and reduce HIV transmission.  From the United Nations

 

Universities Report Highest-Ever R&D Spending of $65 Billion in FY 2011

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/infbrief/nsf13305/nsf13305.pdf

University research and development spending rose 6.3% in 2011 and funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was responsible for much of the increase.  Detailed tables include spending by field and 30 leading institutions.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

School Year 2010-11 Four-Year Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://www2.ed.gov/documents/press-releases/state-2010-11-graduation-rate-data.pdf

Chart which shows graduation rates for public high schools according to a consistent approach.  This represents the first year during which states used a common measure for determining graduation rates.  From the U.S. Department of Education