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Cause of Fetal Death: Data from the Fetal Death Report, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr65/nvsr65_07.pdf

Finds that five causes account for about 90% of fetal deaths.  Presents data on cause of death by characteristics such as maternal age, fetal sex, race/Hispanic origin, period of gestation, and birthweight.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Privacy,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/plain-language/pdf-0136_proteting-personal-information.pdf

A guide for businesses on how to secure personal information of customers.  Presents 5 key principles for a sound data security plan.  From the Federal Trade Commission

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2013-14 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016243.pdf

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  Approximately 70% of the 33,619 private schools had a religious orientation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

U.S. Department of Education Launches $680,000 Challenge for Virtual and Augmented Reality Learning Experiences

Categories: Careers,Education,Science/Technology

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-launches-680k-challenge-virtual-and-augmented-reality-learning-experiences

Agency press release with details about the nature of the competition among game developers and educational technologists to design next-generation, immersive simulations for career and technical education.  From the U.S. Department of Education

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentages of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and compares the results with 1999, 2003, and 2007 estimates.  Also presents demographic characteristics of such students, reasons given by parents for choosing homeschooling, parent reports on curriculum sources, and math/science subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Glossary of Terms Database

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Literacy/Reading

https://www.eac.gov/glossary/default.aspx

Nearly 2,000 terms and phrases used in the administration of U.S. elections.  Features translations into various other languages potentially spoken in the U.S.  From the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

 

The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age

Categories: Govt Information,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/10/31/digital-transition-how-presidential-transition-works-social-media-age

Describes how the presidential transition will affect presidential social media sites.  From the White House

 

Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation: Draft Volume V: CIA’s Internal Investigation of the Bay of Pigs: Alternate site: CIA’s Electronic Reading Room

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Govt Secrecy,Headlines,History,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/0001254908

Search blog by publication title: Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation to find links to all previously issued volumes in series on CIA’s Electronic Reading Room site.

 

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