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Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose

 

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States—2015-16 Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Women

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/elcare_09202017.pdf

Estimates that 16% of the U.S. civilian population age 15+ provided unpaid eldercare during a recent two year period.  Provides demographic characteristics of those providers and recipients of care, the time spent, and the activities provided.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018009.pdf

Examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college or postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students compared with peers who have college-educated parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Early Childhood Program Participation, Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017101.pdf

Presents findings on type of early child care (relative, nonrelative, or center-based), main reason for choosing care, important factors in choosing a particular care arrangement, and degree of parents’ participation in learning activities. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education: Results from the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2016: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017102.pdf

Collects information about various  types of parental activity relating to their children’s education including help with homework, involvement at school, and family activities.  For homeschooled students, the survey covers reasons for homeschooling, sources of curriculum, and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

FOIA Recommendations

Categories: Govt Information,Laws/Regulations

https://github.com/18F/foia-recommendations/blob/master/recommendations.md

Describes a partnership between the Department of Justice and the General Services Administration to build a request portal which would allow a member of the public to submit a request for agency records to any agency from one site under the Freedom of Information Act procedures.  From the Department of Justice and Github

 

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