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The State of Preschool 2013: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Govt Finance,Statistics

Provides an overview of state-supported preschool enrollment and state funding of preschool programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Census Explorer Commuting Edition

Categories: Labor/Employment,Maps/Geography,Transportation

A new commuting edition of the interactive Census Explorer mapsite, which gives users click and zoom access  to commuting statistics for every neighborhood in the U.S.  Also shows how commuting has changed since 1990 at the neighborhood, county, and state level.  From the Census Bureau


Modes Less Traveled: Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008-2012

Categories: Headlines,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Transportation

Bicycle commuting increased by 60% over the past decade in the U.S.  This report provides a national overview of commuting by bicycle and walking in the U.S. and highlights differences in rates of nonmotorized commuting travel for selected social and economic population characteristics and across geographic areas.  From the Census Bureau



Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Natural Resources

Interactive mapping tool that allows users to understand the implications of policy decisions on the environment.  Integrates over 300 separate data layers for the creation of customized maps that show the condition of air, water, and landscape resources.  Not yet optimized for smartphone or table use.  From the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal partners.


Mobile-Broadband Penetration Approaching 32 Per Cent: Three Billion Internet Users By End of This Year

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

Agency press release with statistics about global reach and use of the Internet.  Also provides statistics on mobile-cellular versus fixed telephone subscriptions and home Internet access.  From the International Telecommunications Union


A Robust Health Data Infrastructure

Categories: Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Telecommunications/Internet

Analyzes the development of electronic health storage and information exchange systems, the danger to privacy considerations of such systems, and the opportunities for improved health care at lower cost.  Also considers the relationship between health and national security.  From the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the JASON Defense Advisory Panel.  Posted by the Federation of American Scientists.


Civil Rights History Project

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,History,Libraries/Museums

Authorized by 2009 Congressional legislation, this site features oral histories of people who were participants in the struggle of African-Americans for civil rights in the 1950s and 1960s.  From the Library of Congress


The Baby Boom Cohort in the United States: 2012 to 2060

Categories: Elderly,Population/Census,Statistics

Examines changes in the U.S. population over the coming decades, with a focus on the baby boom cohort and its future role in shaping the demographic composition of the U.S.  From the Census Bureau


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