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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

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


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


Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide

Categories: Literacy/Reading,United Nations

A compendium of resources on language, lifelong learning, and information literacy organized by languages.  From UNESCO


Student Discovery Sets

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Literacy/Reading

The first six texts in a projected series of E-books that are available for the iPad. Among the initial topics: the Constitution, the Dust Bowl, and the Harlem Renaissance.  From the Library of Congress


Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Reports results of Virginia school students on math, reading, science, and social science Standards of Learning exams for 2013-14 and compares results to previous two years.  Also provides links to results by state, school division, and individual schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education


The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Literacy/Reading

The importance of translation, from a variety of viewpoints.  From the National Endowment for the Arts


American Time Use Survey: 2013 Results

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

On an average day in 2013, employed adults in households without children under age 18 engaged in leisure activities for 4.5 hours per day.  Those with children under 18 had less leisure time.  Annual survey covers daily time spent working, doing household activities, and pursuing sports or other leisure activities.  Also covers time spent providing childcare.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Nation’s Report Card: Reading 2013 State Snapshot Reports for Grade 12

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Tests/Assessments

One page reports per state which volunteered to participate.  Reports results by gender and race and compares changes since 2009.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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