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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Executive Order Number 20: Advancing Equity for Small, Women, and Minority Owned Businesses

Categories: African Americans,Business/Economics,Hispanics,Virginia Issues,Women

https://governor.virginia.gov/policy/executive-orders/eo-20-advancing-equity-for-small-women-and-minority-owned-businesses/

Orders state agencies to exceed a goal of 42% in expenditures spent with small and minority-owned businesses in the state and to create a micro business designation for employers with no more than 25 employees.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Human Development Report 2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

Categories: Foreign Assistance,Income/Poverty,United Nations

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/HDR/2014HDR/HDR-2014-English.pdf

Annual (and extremely slow loading) UN report on major development issues, trends, and policies.  From the UN Development Programme

 

Reasons for Emergency Room Use Among U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2012

Categories: Children,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db160.pdf

Reports that health insurance may have played a factor in visits to the emergency room by families with children.  Children with Medicaid coverage were more likely than uninsured children or those with private insurance coverage to have visited the emergency room.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results from the 2012-13 Principal Follow-Up Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014064.pdf

Reports that 78% of principals remained at the same school during the following year.  Also covers gender and age of principals, and reasons for leaving.   From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Consumers Benefitted from 80/20 Rule in 2013

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations

http://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Forms-Reports-and-Other-Resources/Downloads/Final-MLR-Report_07-22-2014.pdf

Latest annual report on estimated consumer savings due to the so-called 80/20 rule of the Affordable Care Act (aka the Medical Loss Ratio rule) which requires insurers to refund money to plan enrollees if companies spend more than 20% of premiums on administrative overhead, profits, or related non- medical care expenses.  From the Department of Health and Human Services

 

Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db158.pdf

About 30% of children and teens misperceive their weight status.  Accurate weight status perception has been linked to appropriate weight control behaviors in youth at a time when nearly 17% of children and adolescents are obese. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Portal des Bundesarchivs zum Ersten Weltkrieg

Categories: Defense/Military,Germany,History

http://ersterweltkrieg.bundesarchiv.de/

A collection of hundreds of thousands of records and images from World War I placed online by the German government upon the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict.  From the Federal Republic of Germany

 

Today’s Rising Terrorist Threat and the Danger to the United States: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report

Categories: Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://bipartisanpolicy.org/sites/default/files/files/%20BPC%209-11%20Commission.pdf

Reflections on how the world has changed over the past decade, the current terrorist threat to the U.S., and how to improve U.S. security from the former members of the commission that produced the 9/11 report.  Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center

 

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