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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate Tops 90 Percent

Categories: Education,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Reports on the percentage of students in the high school class of 2015 in Virginia who earned a diploma within four years, the percentage of those who graduated with an Advanced Studies diploma, and the percentage who dropped out. Also includes links to reports at the school and school division levels. From the Virginia Department of Education


2015 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Contains campus crime statistics and policy statements relating to safety and security for the College of William and Mary. Required by the federal Clery Act. From the College of William and Mary


Broadband Activities in the Commonwealth: An Annual Status Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues$file/RD233.pdf

Highlights the initiatives and activities that have occurred in the past year and identifies the needs that remain. The year marked the first funding of the state program by the General Assembly as the federal broadband initiative grant ended. From the Center for Innovative Technology and others


Virginia Grants

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Consumer Info/Protection,Federal State Relations,Virginia Issues

Portal site listing opportunities for grants for individuals, agencies, and organizations from state, federal and private sources.   From the Office of the Governor



Letter of Carlos Hopkins, Counsel to the Governor to Virginia Legislative Leaders on the Appointment of Jane Roush to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Categories: Supreme Court/courts,Virginia Issues

Presents the views of the Governor on when the state constitution says the legislature is in session and when not. Legislative leaders contend the General Assembly is still in session, because the House of Delegates did not formally adjourn.   From the Office of the Governor


Sea-Level Rise Modeling Handbook: Resource Guide for Coastal Land Managers, Engineers, and Scientists

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Virginia Issues

This sea-level rise handbook has been designed as a guide to the science and simulation models for understanding the dynamics and impacts of sea-level rise on coastal ecosystems. From the Geological Survey


A Conceptual Framework and Monitoring Strategy for Movement of Saltwater in the Coastal Plain Aquifer System of Virginia

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Virginia Issues

Synthesizes previous studies to provide an understanding of processes of saltwater to groundwater withdrawal in the Virginia Coastal Plain aquifer system. Monitoring of saltwater is needed to detect increases in chloride concentration before groundwater-production wells become contaminated. From the Geological Survey


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


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