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Earl Gregg Swem Library

American Time Use Survey 2014 Results

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Labor/Employment,Literacy/Reading,Recreation/Travel,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/atus.pdf

Latest data on such factors as number of hours worked from home, time devoted to household and leisure activities, and care of household children.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Librarian of Congress Appoints Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Headlines,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2015/15-096.html

Agency press release announcing the first U.S. Hispanic poet laureate who will serve during 2015-16.   Includes background information on Herrera and on the office including a full list of past laureates.  From the Library of Congress

 

Findings From the Second-Grade Rounds of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015077.pdf

Provides a first look at the overall second-grade achievement of students who were attending kindergarten for the first time in 2010-11.  Shows reading, science, and math scores both overall and by selected child and family characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

http://www.loc.gov/collections/archive-of-recorded-poetry-and-literature/about-this-collection/

Listen to recorded readings of famed writers such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Contains nearly 2,000 recordings dating back to the 1940s.  From the Library of Congress

 

Vocabulary Results from the 2013 NAEP Reading Assessment

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2015016.pdf

Presents results on the vocabulary component  of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

A Decade of Arts Engagement: Findings from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, 2002-2012

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading,Statistics

http://arts.gov/sites/default/files/2012-sppa-jan2015-rev.pdf

Analyzes findings across several modes of arts participation (attending visual and performing arts events, reading literature, creating/performing art, and learning about arts) to show how many American adults (and their backgrounds) have participated in art through the 2002-2012 decade.  From the National Endowment for the Arts

 

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Ensure English Learner Students Have Equal Access to High-Quality Education

Categories: Education,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Literacy/Reading

http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-departments-education-and-justice-release-joint-guidance-ensure-english-learn

Agency press release regarding executive branch guidance to states and school districts of their obligations under federal law to ensure that students learning English have equal access to a high-quality education.   Offers links to further resources.  From the Department of Educationn

 

A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011 (Selected Indicators of Child Well-Being)

Categories: Children,Education,Literacy/Reading,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p70-139.pdf

Measures of well-being include school performance, family reading practices, shared meal times, television rules, and extracurricular activities.  From the Census Bureau

 

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