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Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011; and Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2003-2008: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012174rev.pdf

A revised version of the preliminary report released in October 2012.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Science Performance in the United States and Internationally: Part Two of Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context

Categories: Children,Education,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013009_2.pdf

Reports the performance of U.S. students  at grades 4 and 8 on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Mathematics and Science Achievement of U.S. Fourth- and Eighth-Grade Students in an International Context Part One

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013009_1.pdf

Reports the performance of U.S. fourth- and eighth-grade students against their foreign peers on the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Reading Achievement of U.S. Fourth-Grade Students in an International Context

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013010.pdf

Compares the performance of U.S. students with their peers in 50 other countries on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study.    Also shows how the performance of the 4th grade students has changed since 2001.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds

Categories: Defense/Military,Homeland Security,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/GlobalTrends_2030.pdf

Latest quadrennial outlook from U.S. intelligence sources on what they foresee in the world of 2030.  Predicts the U.S. will remain first among equals.  Also outlines 6 tectonic shifts and six game-changer scenarios.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade

Categories: Children,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/os/2012/12/121210mobilekidsappreport.pdf

Reports little progress made by apps developers or apps store operators in disclosing privacy practices and interactive features for childrens’-related apps since an earlier 2012 FTC study first raised the issue.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Seat Belt Use in 2012: Overall Results

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811691.pdf

Reports that seat belt use reached 86% in 2012, an increase from 84% in 2011.  Also shows trends in seat belt use, use by region of the country, and by severity of enforcement laws.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

2011 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811701.pdf

32,367 people were killed in U.S. motor vehicle traffic accidents in 2011, the lowest number since 1949.  Also provides fatality rate and injury rate trends over the years and such characteristics as crash type, crash location, use of seat belts, and involvement of alcohol.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

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