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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fixed-Rate Tuition Plans

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Tuition has increased nationally at 4 times the rate of disposable income in the past 20 years.  This report examines the elements, benefits, and additional considerations of fixed-tuition plans.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Governor McAuliffe Addresses General Assembly Money Committees

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Governor’s financial report on the state of Virginia’s budget at the beginning of the new fiscal year and his initiatives for the new legislative session in January.  From the Office of the Governor


Greenhouse Gases, New and Existing Power Plants

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Web site created to provide information to and receive comments from Virginians about the federal Clean Power Plan and how it might affect residents of the state.  Virginia must now develop its own state plan for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that generate electricity through the use of fossil fuels.  From the Department of Environmental Quality


Dominion Virginia Power and Clean Power Plan Costs: A Brief Review of the Dominion’s 2015 Integrated Resource Plan Compliance Cost Estimates

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Virginia Issues

Analysis of Virginia Power’s method for estimating (or overestimating) the cost of compliance with the federal Clean Power Plan and its failure to develop an integrated resource plan. Relates to concerns about greenhouse gases, climate change, and Virginia’s energy future.

From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Baseline Report on HB2320

Categories: Education-Higher,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

Study report with 5 preliminary conclusions on development of a plan by the state’s two or four year private or public colleges for a cooperative online degree program at a per student tuition cost of $4,000 or less per year.  2015 legislation (HB 2320) in the General Assembly had called for preparation of such a plan.  From the State Council of Higher Education


SOL Test Results/Pass Rates

Categories: Education,Statistics,Tests/Assessments,Virginia Issues

Includes links for 2014-15 Standards of Learning test results by state, divisions, and schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education


Students Make Across-the-Board Gains on SOLs

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

Reports on outcome of 2014-15 Standards of Learning  tests in English, mathematics, history, and science in Virginia schools.  From the Virginia Department of Education


VRS Oversight Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Virginia Issues

The annual condition report on the Virginia Retirement System including number of participants, financial assets, and the recent investment performance.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


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