Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

School Accreditation Ratings 2014-2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides summary statistics about Virginia public schools and the number/percentage which are fully accredited, accredited with warning, and all other categories.  Also includes link to open spreadsheet file with scores and accreditation rating by school district and individual school.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Guidance on Managing Email

Categories: Govt Processes/Organization,Laws/Regulations,Telecommunications/Internet

Lays out official policies and procedures for how federal agencies are to properly manage email records.  From the Office of Management and Budget


Economic Growth Widespread Across Metropolitan Areas in 2013: Advance 2013 and Revised 2001-2012 GDP by Metropolitan Area Statistics

Categories: Business/Economics,Manufacturing,Statistics

Real GDP increased in 292 of the U.S.’s 381 metropolitan areas in 2013 with leading sectors in finance, insurance, real estate, nondurable goods manufacturing, and professional/business services.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


How Do States Define Alternative Education?

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the differences among states in the characteristics of their alternative education programs including target population, setting, services, and structure.  Includes definitions of alternative education by state.  From the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education


Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Youth

Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the program.  From the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families


Wage Differentials: How Jobseekers Can Use Them to Analyze Occupational Wage and Cost of Living Data by U.S. Area

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Discusses how wages for similar jobs differ over geographic area and therefore provide an additional perspective for evaluating pay offers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employee Tenure in 2014

Categories: Careers,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports on the length of time workers have been with their current employer by demographic characteristics, occupation, and industry.  The overall median for U.S. workers was 4.6 years in January 2014.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Comparison of the Prevalence of Uninsured Persons from the National Health Interview Survey and the Current Population Survey, January-April 2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Explains changes in the Current Population Survey and how the changes may affect comparisons between the survey instruments for measuring lack of health insurance by the Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


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