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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sources of Newly Hired Teachers in the United States: Results from the Schools and Staffing Survey, 1987-88 to 2011-12

Categories: Careers,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines numbers and demographic characteristics of newly hired teachers from main paths: newly graduated, delayed entrant from another type of occupation or activity, transferring teacher from another district or system, and re-entering profession after a period away from teaching.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Programs and Services for High School English Learners in Public School Districts: 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

Provides the first nationally representative data on this topic.  Covers instructional approaches, newcomer programs, online or computer-based programs, and services, such as tutoring, designed especially for high school learners.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Workplace Injuries and Illnesses and Employer Costs for Workers’ Compensation

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Looks at injury/illness data and employer costs of compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics



Union Membership in the United States, 2016

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers.  Also examines union membership by demographic characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Broadband Coverage in Europe 2015

Categories: European Union,Science/Technology,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

Examines the progress in 31 European countries of specific broadband coverage objectives and analyzes the availability of nine broadband technologies across each country at national and rural levels.  From Eurostat



World Economic and Social Survey 2016: Climate Change Resilience: An Opportunity for Reducing Inequalities

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Income/Poverty,United Nations

Examines how the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development relates to the challenge of building resilience to climate change and alleviating suffering of the most vulnerable populations.  From the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations


Medicare: Insolvency Projections

Categories: Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

Discusses the different parts of the Medicare program and how they are financed, the history of and current insolvency projections, and what would happen if the fund became insolvent. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Agricultural Research: Background and Issues

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues

Focuses on the debate over the direction that federal support of agricultural research should take and its relationship to research sponsored by private commercial interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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