Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Restoring Access to ERIC’s PDFs

Categories: Education,Govt Information

A series of 40 slides which cover why full text access to ERIC documents was removed, the process that was used to restore them, why it took so long, and what are the next steps.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Teacher Staffing and Pay Differences: Public and Private Schools

Categories: Careers,Education,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

Examines the differences in pay levels and fringe benefits  between public and private schools and between teachers and other college graduates.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Education for Homeless Children and Youth: Consolidated State Performance Report Data: School Years 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

Categories: Children,Education,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

A set of 13 statistical tables on such topics as the number of homeless youth enrolled in public schools, their primary nighttime residence, the number of homeless youth with federal support grants, and the academic achievement of such students.  From the National Center for Homeless Education at UNC-Greensboro with funding from the U.S. Department of Education


Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


School Enrollment: Detailed Tables

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

8 tables on enrollment at all education levels with demographic characteristics of enrollees.  From the Census Bureau


The State of Broadband 2014: Broadband for All

Categories: Business/Economics,Education,Telecommunications/Internet,United Nations

Describes the penetration of broadband access to the Internet and its application for sustainable development and education.  Estimates that 40% of the world population will be online by the end of 2014.  From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


School Accreditation Ratings 2014-2015

Categories: Education,Headlines,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides summary statistics about Virginia public schools and the number/percentage which are fully accredited, accredited with warning, and all other categories.  Also includes link to open spreadsheet file with scores and accreditation rating by school district and individual school.  From the Virginia Department of Education


How Do States Define Alternative Education?

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations

Discusses the differences among states in the characteristics of their alternative education programs including target population, setting, services, and structure.  Includes definitions of alternative education by state.  From the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education


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