Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia House of Delegates Bill No. 1897

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

Sets restrictions on student athletic fees at Virginia institutions of higher education and creates an Intercollegiate Athletics Review Commission to oversee recommendations of the Board of Visitors at Virginia public colleges and universities about adding or changing the level of competition of existing athletic programs.  Passed by the House 1/23/15.  From the Legislative Information System of the Virginia General Assembly.


Trends in Graduate Student Financing: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

These tables provide detailed estimates on the sources of funds that graduate students used to finance their advanced education over a 16 year period.  The data includes demographic characteristics, academic characteristics, programs of study, costs of programs, cumulative indebtedness of students, and types and amounts of financial aid received.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Campus Law Enforcement, 2011-12

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Statistics

Describes the number and types of law enforcement personnel on college campuses, their training, equipment, and jurisdiction.  Reports that 75% of campuses use armed officers compared to 68% in 2004-05.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Educational Attainment in the United States: 2014: Detailed Tables

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Population/Census,Statistics

Three tables covering educational achievement by demographic characteristics.  Also includes information on years of school completed.  From the Census Bureau


Doing More With Less: A Workbook for Assessing and Implementing School-Community Partnerships Aimed at Enhancing the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues


Created as a supplement to the Report for school personnel in rural areas but of value to all those interested school-community partnerships.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Doing More With Less: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students in Small Rural Schools in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Focuses on the community-level factors that affect student achievement and aspirations in six small rural case study school districts in Virginia.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

Fact sheet with details of presidential proposal that qualifying students would be eligible to receive two years of community college instruction at no cost.  From the White House


Higher Education: Education Should Strengthen Oversight of Schools and Accreditors

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations

Reviews accrediting agency sanctioning of schools for non-compliance with accreditor standards and how likely accreditors are to sanction schools with weaker student outcome or financial characteristics. From the Government Accountability Office


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