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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Govt Information,Youth

Describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government as  a selective guide for students from high school to postgraduate.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Fact Sheet: FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Plan to Reboot the E-Rate Program to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Digital Learning

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

Presents the proposal of the FCC Chairman to modernize the E-Rate rules and funding levels.  Also describes the current high-speed Internet connectivity gap.  From the  Federal Communications Commission


E-Rate Data Update

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations,Libraries/Museums,Telecommunications/Internet

Staff report which summarizes and analyzes data gathered since summer 2014 regarding long-term funding needs of the E-Rate program which sponsors broadband Internet connections for schools and libraries. From the Federal Communications Commission


2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Categories: Education,Tests/Assessments

Designation of 340 schools in the U.S. as Blue Ribbon Schools based on overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Number of Instructional Days/Hours in the School Year

Categories: Education,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

Lists requirements by states for minimum instructional time per year and minimum time for any day to count as an instructional day.  From the Education Commission of the States


Findings from the First-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11: First Look

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Mathematics,Statistics

Provides a snapshot of children who were in kindergarten in the 2010-11 school year and advanced to first grade in the following year.  Includes information on child and family characteristics and student achievement in reading, math, and science in the first grade.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Selected Statistics from the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Statistics,Youth

Covers numbers and types of schools, operational status of schools and districts, student counts, teacher counts, and pupil/teacher ratios.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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


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