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Persons With A Disability: Labor Force Characteristics, 2014

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Statistics

In 2014 17% of persons with a disability were employed, while the unemployment rate for such persons was 12.5%.  Statistical tables include information on occupations of employed persons with disabilities.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


A Matter of Choice? Arts Participation Patterns of Americans with Disabilities

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Disability,Statistics

Examines the degree of participation in arts activities by those with disabilities, the types of arts they prefer, and the reasons for such preferences.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual

Categories: Arab,Crime/Justice,Disability,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues

The updated manual adds material on self-identified religions in the U.S. and an anti-Arab motivation for hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Achievement Gap Narrows as High School Graduation Rates for Minority Students Improve Faster than Rest of Nation

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Disability,Education,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

Discusses state by state results for graduation by race/ethnicity, disability, limited English proficiency, and economic disadvantages.  Also provides link to statistical table.  From the U.S. Department of Education


School Practices and Accountability for Students with Disabilities

Categories: Disability,Education,Tests/Assessments

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



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

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

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$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


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