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DOL Resources for Women

“This is a central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of interest to women.” Women in the workforce are vital to the nation’s economic security. The Women’s Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economicContinue Reading

GOOD Project Literacy

“Through Project Literacy, GOOD and Pearson are building partnerships for a more literate future. Follow the #ProjectLiteracy hashtag and visit or to tell us your stories, help us ask the right questions, and take action in your community.”

EU Report – The challenge of resilience in a globalised world

The challenge of resilience in a globalised world. Joint Research Centre. EUR 27280 EN. Report by the Joint Research Centre the European Commission’s in-house science service. “…[this] Directorate-General Joint Research Centre Resilience Report is the first-ever attempt to deepen our knowledge and develop a holistic approach by analysing various strategies for building resilience in theContinue Reading

The art and science of the scatterplot

Pew – “In a recent survey of what Americans know about science, we asked people to interpret the chart you see here and tell us what it showed. Six-in-ten (63%) identify the best interpretation of this chart as “the more sugar people eat, the more likely they are to get cavities.” This kind of chart — known asContinue Reading

Children paying a high price for growing inequality

“How’s Life? describes the essential ingredients that shape people’s well-being in OECD and partner countries. It includes a wide variety of statistics, capturing both material well-being (such as income, jobs and housing) and the broader quality of people’s lives (such as their health, education, work-life balance, environment, social connections, civic engagement, subjective well-being and safety).Continue Reading

School Enrollment in the United States: 2014

Census: “These tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, employment status, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full or part time), type of school (public or private), and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of being enrolled inContinue Reading

GAO Reports – DOD Financial Management, Intelligent Transportation Systems, K-12 Education

DOD Financial Management: Additional Efforts Needed to Improve Audit Readiness of Navy Military Pay and Other Related Activities, GAO-15-658: Published: Sep 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2015. Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technologies Expected to Offer Benefits, but Deployment Challenges Exist, GAO-15-775: Published: Sep 15, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2015. K-12 Education: Most EighthContinue Reading

Map Illustrates the Most and Least Money-Savvy States

“North Dakota is the most money-savvy state while Mississippi is the least, according to GOBankingRates’ newest study evaluating financial smarts and resource availability of residents in each state. The leading personal finance website investigated all 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranking each on important factors of financial health: residents’ use of banking services,Continue Reading

Great Recession’s Impact on School District Finances in New York State

The Great Recession’s Impact on School District Finances in New York State, October 2015. New York Fed – Forthcoming. Rajashri Chakrabarti, Max Livingston, and Elizabeth Setren. “A slowly emerging literature explores the effects of the Great Recession on different parts of the economy; however, very little research examines the impact of the Great Recession (or any other recession)Continue Reading

Paper – Characterizing the Google Books Corpus

Characterizing the Google Books Corpus: Strong Limits to Inferences of Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Evolution. Eitan Adam Pechenick, Christopher M. Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. PLOS ONE – Published: October 7, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137041. “It is tempting to treat frequency trends from the Google Books data sets as indicators of the “true” popularity of various words andContinue Reading

New Self-Guided Curriculum for Digitization

DPLA: “Through the Public Library Partnerships Project (PLPP), DPLA has been working with existing DPLA Service Hubs to provide digital skills training for public librarians and connect them sustainably with state and regional resources for digitizing, describing, and exhibiting their cultural heritage content. During the project, DPLA collaborated with trainers at Digital Commonwealth, Digital Library of Georgia, MinnesotaContinue Reading

Free online university just for refugees

Good: “Kiron based  Berlin University…has partnered with more than 20 international universities to create its unique online program. The first year of learning will include classes in German, English, and general studies (like writing). The second year will focus in on a specific degree program, and will take advantage of popular Massive Open Online CoursesContinue Reading