Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Momentum: The Next Generation of Metro

Categories: Statistics,Transportation,Urban Issues,Virginia Issues


The strategic plan from the leaders of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to guide the development of the  metropolitan transit system for the National Capitol Region over the next ten years.  From the Washington Metropolitan Authority Transit Board



Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education,Statistics

Presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety.  Covers number of deaths and nonfatal victimizations, including theft and assault. Also covers teacher victimization, school environment, and safety/security measures.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Trends in Academic Progress: Reading 1971-2012; Mathematics 1973-2012

Categories: Education,Literacy/Reading,Mathematics,Statistics,Tests/Assessments

Presents the results of National Assessment of Educational Progress long-term trend assessments in reading and mathematics for 9, 13, and 17 year old students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Public Spending on Health and Long-Term Care: A New Set of Projections

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Statistics

Proposes a new set of public and long-term care expenditure projections to 2060.  Anticipates that health care spending and long-term care spending will increase by 3.3 and 7.7 percentage points of GDP between 2010 and 2060.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development


Rising Demand for Long-Term Services and Supports for Elderly People

Categories: Elderly,Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Welfare/Social Services

Describes the projections for increasing numbers of elderly people in the next half-century in the U.S., the problem of paying for services for these folks, and three possible scenarios for trends relating to long-term service needs.  From the Congressional Budget Office