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U.S. Department of Education Launches Campaign to Encourage Schools to #GoOpen with Educational Resources

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Education,Laws/Regulations

https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-campaign-encourage-schools-goopen-educational-resources

Announces effort by federal government to encourage schools and educators to move away from traditional text books and use openly licensed educational materials. Includes proposal to require all copyrighted intellectual property created with department grant funds to have an open license. From the U.S. Department of Education

 

State Spending: 2015 Update

Categories: Education,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt475.pdf

Reports on the growth of Virginia state spending over the past decade. Controlled for growth in population and inflation, the total state budget grew by 15%. Largest areas of budget growth were in direct aid to education and Medicaid services. From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

The Economic Contribution of the Dairy Industry in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Virginia Issues

http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/dairy_study2015_0.pdf

Examines the characteristics of Virginia’s dairy industry, describes the methods and data used to measure the contribution made by the industry to the state’s economy, and provides results in aggregate and by component production and processing areas. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces 10 Point Increase in Fully Accredited Schools

Categories: Education,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=13300

Press release which announces that 78% of Virginia’s 1,823 public schools are rated as fully accredited for the 2015-16 school year. From the Office of the Governor

 

Trade and Investment Policies in India, 2014-2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,India

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4566.pdf

Reviews significant trade and investment policies by the government of Narendra Modi since he took office in May 2014. From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Afghan Economic Policy, Institutions, and Society Since 2001

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR383-Afghan-Economic-Policy-Institutions-and-Society-Since-2001.pdf

Assesses the country’s shift to a market economy since 2001 in light of the country’s history, culture, and ideology. Finds more support among the younger generation, but dissatisfaction from others due to social conditions and an association with Western values. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1973-1976

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve14p2

Topics include biological and chemical warfare policies, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and approaches to nuclear testing and test-ban proposals. From the State Department

 

Gross Domestic Product: Third Quarter 2015 Advance Estimate

Categories: Business/Economics,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2015/pdf/gdp3q15_adv.pdf

Reports that real GDP advanced at an annual rate of 1.5% in the third quarter of 2015.   The second quarter figure was +3.9%. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

 

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