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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Locality-to-Locality Commuting Flows for HRTPO Localities, 2006-2010

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Transportation,Virginia Issues

Table of commuting flows for Hampton Roads communities created from recently released Census data.  From the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization



Freedom of Information Regulations: Still Outdated, Still Undermining Openness

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

Reports results of audit of FOIA regulations and policies at 100 federal agencies.  Finds that 53 of 100 agencies have not revised their FOIA regulations to meet the Open Government Act of 2007.  From the National Security Archive.


Energy Bill: Committee Stage Report

Categories: Energy,Environment,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations

Latest progress on the energy bill moving through the House of Commons with new proposals that allow the government to set a decarbonisation range for the electricity sector after 2016.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/19


Encouraging Local Collaboration Through State Incentives

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Govt Finance,Virginia Issues$file/HD6.pdf

Studies the costs and benefits to the state of providing financial incentives to localities that collaborate on capital facility construction projects and other operating services.  Identifies 13 opportunities for local collaboration, primarily in K-12 education and public safety areas.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Pakistan and the Narratives of Extremism

Categories: Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Terrorism

Focuses on the inroads extremist narratives have made in Pakistani society and the importance of countering those narratives  to prevent exttremists from destabilizing the country. From the United States Institute of Peace


Algebra 1 and Geometry Curricula: Results from the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study

Categories: Education,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Found that high school graduates in 2005 earned more mathematics credits, took higher level math courses, and received higher grades in math courses than in 1990.  The study explored the relationship between coursetaking and achievement by examining a sample of algebra 1 and geometry courses taught  in public high schools.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


College Costs: A Decade of Change: 2002-03 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Statistics on trends in tuition and required fees, cost of attendance, and net price (after deducting the value of scholarships and grants) at the nation’s colleges and universities.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


U.S. Immigration Policy: Chart Book of Key Trends

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Labor/Employment

This report is a chart book of selected immigration trends that touch on the main elements of comprehensive immigration reform, including increased border security, strengthened employment eligibility verification, and options to resolve the situation for millions of unauthorized aliens residing in the country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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