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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U. S. Households in 2015

http://www.federalreserve.gov/2015-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201605.pdf

Finds American families experiencing mild improvement but many struggling financially.  Covers overall well-being of households, income and savings behavior, economic preparedness, access to banking and credit, housing decisions, auto purchases and lending, education including student loans, and retirement planning.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

 

The Nation’s Report Card: Technology and Engineering Literacy

Categories: Education,Science/Technology,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2016119

Educational Progress 2014 technology and engineering  literacy tests.  Includes overall scores and results by racial/ethnic groups, gender, type of school and more.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/oshs/emergingpractices.pdf

Covers information on student transitions, privacy and confidentiality, sex-segregated activities and facilities, and additional practices to support transgender students.  Also contains a bibliography of federal resources on transgender students.  From the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education

 

U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-departments-justice-and-education-release-joint-guidance-help-schools-ensure-civil-rights

Press release explaining the meaning of the letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges about treatment of transgender students.  .  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

Learning Resources Database

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Health/Medical,Libraries/Museums

https://learn.nlm.nih.gov/

Search for educational resources at the National Library of Medicine in a single site.  The new resource covers videos, tutorials,  and handouts on such products as PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, Unified Medical Language System and more.  From the National Library of Medicine

 

International Data Explorer

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/international/ide/

An interactive tool that allows users to explore international education data sets and create customized tables, charts, maps, and analyses.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Trends in the Joblessness and Incarceration of Young Men

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/51495-YoungMenReport.pdf

Reviews trends in the incarceration rate of young men and explores the economic implications, both in terms of added costs to the government and lost income from limited education and job experience.  Also examines incarceration rates by race/ethnicity and educational background.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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