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Daily Archives: May 10, 2013

New GAO Reports – Higher Education, Medicaid, Superfund

  • Higher Education – Experts Cited a Range of Requirements as Burdensome, GAO-13-371, Apr 10, 2013
  • Medicaid – Alternative Measures Could Be Used to Allocate Funding More Equitably, GAO-13-434, May 10, 2013
  • Superfund – EPA Should Take Steps to Improve Its Management of Alternatives to Placing Sites on the National Priorities List, GAO-13-252, Apr 9, 2013

Study – Reading linear texts on paper versus computer screen: Effects on reading comprehension

Reading linear texts on paper versus computer screen: Effects on reading comprehension. Anne Mangen,Bente R. Walgermo,Kolbjørn Brønnick. International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 58, 2013, Pages 61–68. “Main findings show that students who read texts in print scored significantly better on the reading comprehension test than students who read the texts digitally. Implications of these… Continue Reading

NSA Releases 2007 version – Untangling the Web, A Guide to Internet Research

Unclassified and released on 4/19/2013 in response to a FOIA request by MuckRock and reported by Wired: request, Untangling the Web: A Guide to Internet Research has not been updated since 2007. It is 651 page document that on one hand references sites and sources that no longer exist, but on the other offers insights… Continue Reading

Is Your U.S. Passport Up to Date?

“If you plan to travel outside the United States, be sure to check your passport long before your trip. Routine processing times for passport services are 4-6 weeks (expedited services take approximately 2-3 weeks). Renew Your Passport – Check your passport’s expiration date. If your passport expires before you plan to return to the United… Continue Reading

Less than 14% of World Lives in Countries with Free Press

“The percentage of the global population living in countries with a free press is at the lowest level in more than a decade, according to the findings of Freedom of the Press 2013: A Global Survey of Media Independence, a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Freedom House. The report found that just 14… Continue Reading