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Study of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Categories: Children,Disability,Education,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD22015/$file/HD2.pdf

Reviews state policies and regulations related to seclusion and restraint of misbehaving students in public and private elementary and secondary schools and methods used in other states to reduce or eliminate such practices.  From the Virginia Commission on Youth

 

Virginia State Budget, 2015 Session

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/MoneyWeb.NSF/sb2015

Budget information is posted to this page as it becomes available during the legislative session.  From the Virginia Legislative Information System

 

Prevalence of Reduced Muscle Strength in Older U.S. Adults: United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db179.pdf

Provides national estimates of muscle strength in older U.S. adults.  Found that 5% of persons aged 60+ had weak muscle strength with 13% intermediate and 82% normal.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Final Report of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

http://www.mcrmc.gov/public/docs/report/MCRMC-FinalReport-29JAN15-HI.pdf

Offers 15 recommendations for changing military compensation and retirement benefits to strengthen the All-Volunteer Force and improve the financial sustainability of the        system.  Claims to save $12 billion annually while maintaining the overall value of compensation and benefits. From the Commission

 

Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2014/preliminary-semiannual-uniform-crime-report-january-june-2014

Reports declines in both property and violent crime compared to the first 6 months of 2013.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

Annual Coal Report 2013

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.eia.gov/coal/annual/pdf/acr.pdf

Provides information about coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, reserves, employment, prices and more.  Coal production fell below one billion short tons for the first time since 1993.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-16.html

Press release on status of children and families with links to detailed tables.  Reports that the number of children on food assistance remains higher than it was before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession.  From the Census Bureau

 

Strategies Used by Adults to Reduce Their Prescription Drug Costs: United States, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db184.pdf

Tallies the way that adults tried to reduce the cost of drugs by reducing the dosage or frequency of application, asking for less expensive options, or purchasing medications abroad.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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