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Monitoring the Future Survey: Overview of Findings 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/monitoring-future-survey-overview-findings-2014

Describes results of latest annual survey of  illicit drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.  Finds decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and misuse of prescription pain relievers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan

 

Student Loan Debt and Economic Outcomes

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Youth

http://www.bostonfed.org/economic/current-policy-perspectives/2014/cpp1407.pdf

 

Examines the impact of student loan liabilities on homeownership status and wealth accumulation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

State Laws Prohibiting Sales to Minors and Indoor Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, United States, November 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6349a1.htm

Provides information and statistics about the use of electronic cigarettes and other battery-powered devices capable of delivering nicotine to users.  Also covers use among minors and state attempts to regulate sales.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/faqs-title-ix-single-sex-201412.pdf

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

 

Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/correctional-education/index.html

Includes a Guidance Package and Additional Resources for improving the educational programs provided to 60,000 youths in local and state correctional facilities.  From the Education and Justice Departments.

 

New Census Bureau Statistics Show How Young Adults Today Compare with Previous Generations in Neighborhoods Nationwide

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Youth

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2014/cb14-219.html

Agency press release with links to maps which show how young adults today compare with those of 1980 in terms of demographics, economics, marriage and more.  From the Census Bureau

 

Internships, Fellowships, and Other Work Experience Opportunities in the Federal Government

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Govt Information,Youth

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/98-654.pdf

Describes Internet resources on major internship, fellowship, and work experience programs within the federal government as  a selective guide for students from high school to postgraduate.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Millennials: Finding Opportunity in Federal Service

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment,Youth

http://www.fedview.opm.gov/2014FILES/FEVS_MillennialsReport.pdf

Summarizes results from the 2014 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey about how government employees feel about their jobs and how these findings can help managers recruit members of the millennial generation to federal service.  From the Office of Personnel Management

 

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