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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Report: The Continuing Need to Rethink Discipline

Categories: African Americans,Children,Disability,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/school_discipline_report_-_120916.pdf

Describes progress made and calls for further efforts to reform exclusionary school discipline policies which often betray disparities along racial, sex, and disability characteristics.  Includes a section on the impact of exclusionary discipline practices.  From the Executive Office of the President

 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/2016_SGR_Full_Report_non-508.pdf

First Surgeon General’s report that focuses on the use of electronic cigarettes.  Highlights the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults, assesses what we know about the health effects of using these products, and describes strategies tobacco companies use to recruit young customers.  Also suggests interventions to minimize the harm to youth.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

The Facts on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

Press release which explains what they are, how they work, and what potential dangers exist.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db264.pdf

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Characteristics of Private Schools in the United States: Results from the 2013-14 Private School Universe Survey: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016243.pdf

Covers school size, level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, and program emphasis.  Approximately 70% of the 33,619 private schools had a religious orientation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Homeschooling in the United States: 2012

Categories: Children,Education,Mathematics,Religion/Ethics,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2016/2016096.pdf

Provides estimates of the number and percentages of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and compares the results with 1999, 2003, and 2007 estimates.  Also presents demographic characteristics of such students, reasons given by parents for choosing homeschooling, parent reports on curriculum sources, and math/science subjects. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Marriage/Family,Mental Health,Supreme Court/courts,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpsc12.pdf

Describes type, location, and characteristics of all problem-solving courts, such as drug, mental health, family, youth, DWI, domestic violence and other specialty courts.  Covers such topics as funding sources, points of entry, services, and benefits to participants.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

World Employment Social Outlook: Trends for Youth, 2016

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_513739.pdf

Finds that current world economic conditions will lead to an unemployment rate for youth of 13.1% in 2016, up from 12.9% in 2015.  Also explores inequalities in labor market opportunities for younger people.  From the International Labour Organization

 

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