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Pew – Libraries and Learning

Libraries and Learning report, April 7, 2016: “Majorities of Americans think local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families pretty well and library users often outpace others in learning activities. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.”

Europeana Statistics dashboard – In depth insight into Europeana at a glance

“Ever wondered what the most popular items in Europeana are or which country uses Europeana the most? Browse the Europeana stats [beta]” See The Europeana Statistics Dashboard

Education Dept releases student loan delinquency data

“The office of Federal Student Aid is responsible for directly managing or overseeing an outstanding federal student loan portfolio comprised of billions of dollars in Title IV loans and representing millions of borrowers. This federal student loan portfolio includes Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans (FFEL), and Perkins Loans with outstanding balances. The reports hereContinue Reading

Free Expression on Campus: A Survey of U.S. College Students and U.S. Adults

Report by Gallup, The Knight Foundation and the Newseum Institute: “The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and the right to petition the government without retribution. The ways in which the First Amendment has been interpreted and applied over timeContinue Reading

Data USA allows researchers to create and match visualizations with stories using state and federal data

“In 2014, Deloitte, Datawheel, and Cesar Hidalgo, Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Director of MacroConnections, came together to embark on an ambitious journey — to understand and visualize the critical issues facing the United States in areas like jobs, skills and education across industry and geography. And, to use this knowledge to informContinue Reading

UK Guardian – Libraries facing ‘greatest crisis’ in their history

The Guardian: “Nearly 350 libraries have closed in Britain over the past six years, causing the loss of almost 8,000 jobs, according to new analysis. In a controversial move that sparked protests by authors including Philip Pullman and Zadie Smith, councils across the country have shut their reading rooms in an effort to make deepContinue Reading

The Fate of Scholarship in American Law Schools – Conference at Baltimore Law

“The University of Baltimore School of Law …host[ed] this groundbreaking conference on March 31 and April 1, 2016, at UB’s landmark new John and Frances Angelos Law Center in midtown Baltimore. As American legal education faces an identity crisis, what will become of scholarship in U.S. law schools? Will it survive the tumult – shouldContinue Reading

Kaiser – An Overview of Medicare

Kaiser Family Foundation – “Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in 1965 for people ages 65 and over, regardless of income, medical history, or health status. The program was expanded in 1972 to cover people under age 65 with permanent disabilities. Today, Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial securityContinue Reading

Educational Services – Establishments and Firm Size Reports

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Educational Services-Establishments and Firm Size Reports – April 1, 2016 –  “These reports present receipts, payroll and employment data for the United States at the two- through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. For establishments, the categories are receipts size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are receiptsContinue Reading

Cybersecurity and You: Issues in Higher Education and Beyond

“The University of Maryland, Baltimore Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and Center for Information Technology Services have organized a cybersecurity conference that is free and open to the public.  You can find details, RSVP,  and a link to watch the livestream here: http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/cybersecurity.cfm. This program is made possible by aContinue Reading

Census Bureau – Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015

“The percentage of Asians in the U.S. with a bachelor’s degree or higher rose to 54 percent in 2015, up from 38 percent in 1995, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, Asians and non-Hispanic whites were more likely to hold a bachelor’s degree or higher when compared with blacksContinue Reading

Brookings Report – How well are American Students Learning

“The 2016 edition of the Brown Center Report (BCR) is number five in the third volume and the 15th issue overall. The series began in 2000, making this the fifth consecutive presidential election year in which an issue has been published. As is customary, this year’s BCR contains three studies. Part one is on theContinue Reading