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Earl Gregg Swem Library

School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/20154006/pdf/20154006.pdf

Provides information about the education of students with disabilities by examining whether their performances are included in accountability and assessment instruments and the use of school practices that relate to their educational outcomes.  From the Institute of Education Sciences

 

Jurisprudence

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Disability,United Nations,Women

http://juris.ohchr.org/

A single source for locating the recommendations and judicial findings of a variety of United Nations Treaty Bodies which receive and consider human rights complaints.  Includes the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and many others.  From the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 2015

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15311/digest/nsf15311-digest.pdf

Covers enrollment, field of degree, occupation, employment status, and academic employment of women, minorities, and disabled people in science and engineering fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Study of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Reviews state policies and regulations related to seclusion and restraint of misbehaving students in public and private elementary and secondary schools and methods used in other states to reduce or eliminate such practices.  From the Virginia Commission on Youth

 

CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49795-Social_Security_Update.pdf

Modifies projections for Social Security that were originally published in July 2014 within the publication entitled The 2014 Long-Term  Budget Outlook.  Projects that under current law the Disability Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted in FY2017 and the OASI Trust Fund in 2032.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2013/di_asr13.pdf

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits including benefits awarded, income of disabled beneficiaries and geographic distribution of benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Hate Crime Statistics 2013

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/hate-crime/2013

Annual release of information about crimes related to bias categories of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.  Includes data about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of the crimes.  Nearly 7,000 offenses were recorded in 2013.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Older Americans with a Disability: 2008-2012

Categories: Disability,Elderly,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/acs/acs-29.pdf

Examines the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics as well as the geographic distribution of the older population with a disability.  From the Census Bureau

 

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