Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Local Government and School Division Consolidation

Categories: Education,Govt Processes/Organization,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt458.pdf

Discusses the benefits and obstacles to local school consolidation in Virginia using recent consolidations as evidence.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/reportstats/2014Mid-careerwageoutcomes.pdf?from=

Finds that bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science receive the highest earnings over a 20 year period and those in education, English, and performing/visual arts the lowest.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Virginia Independence Program for State Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Virginia Issues,Welfare/Social Services

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/RD2342014/$file/RD234.pdf

Describes Virginia’s social welfare programs funded under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and provides statistics by locality.  From the Department of Social Services

 

Students Make New Gains on Mathematics SOLs

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

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2014/08_aug27.shtml

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

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Executive Order 26: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Business/Economics,Energy,Health/Medical,Transportation,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5850

Establishes the priorities for the McAuliffe administration’s economic development plan. From the Office of the Governor

 

Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

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

http://www.ag.virginia.gov/Media%20and%20News%20Releases/News_Releases/Herring/Joint%20Dec.pdf

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office

 

Executive Order 24: Establishing an Inter-Agency Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud

Categories: Govt Finance,Labor/Employment,Taxes,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-24-establishing-an-inter-agency-task-force/

Strikes back at the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and the loss of tax revenues by creating a task force to create a plan that reduces worker misclassification and payroll fraud.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/media/3033/eo-23-establishing-the-new-virginia-economy-workforce-initiative.pdf

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor

 

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