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Earl Gregg Swem Library

School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap

Categories: African Americans,Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Examines the proportion of Black students enrolled in schools and its relation to the Black-White achievement gap. This first study of its kind focuses on math achievement at the Grade 8 level. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Reported Child Health Status, Hispanic Ethnicity, and Language of Interview: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: African Americans,Children,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Statistics

Looks at the health status of four subgroups of school-age children: Hispanic with an English interview, Hispanic with a Spanish interview, and non-Hispanic black and white chidren. Tries to determine if characteristics of children account for subgroup variations in reported health status. From the National Center for Health Statistics


2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Who Votes? Congressional Elections and the American Electorate: 1978-2014

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Hispanics,Population/Census,Statistics

The 2014 congressional election turnout rate of 41.9% was the lowest since federal record keeping began tracking voting and citizenship status in 1978.  This report examines voting patterns by age, race, and Hispanic origin and includes a look at early and absentee voting.  From the Census Bureau


A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America

Categories: African Americans,Children,Education,Hispanics,Income/Poverty

Outlines the unmet need for high-quality early learning programs in the U.S.  Calls for new investment in preschool programs to help minority and low-income children.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Final Interagency Policy Statement Establishing Joint Standards for Assessing the Diversity Policies and Practices of Entities Regulated by the Agencies

Categories: African Americans,Financial Crisis/Markets,Hispanics,Laws/Regulations,Women

Announces proposed policy for diversity involving women and minorities in management, employment, and business practices.  The statement covers financial agencies regulated by the Dodd-Frank act.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Science and Engineering Degrees, by Race/Ethnicity of Recipients: 2002-12

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

Covers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels.  Also covers degrees awarded in Psychology, Social Sciences and, with lesser detail, Education and Humanities. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Police Reform and Accountability Accomplishments

Categories: African Americans,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Urban Issues

Lists accomplishments related to police reform by the Justice Department during the Obama Administration.  Cites 22 investigations and the enforcement of 16 agreements including 10 consent decrees.  From the Justice Department


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