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Daily Archives: December 17, 2015

Education at a Glance 2015 – OECD

Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in education; and the learning environment and organisation of schools. The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education. Readiness to use information and communication technology for problem solving in teaching and learning is also examined. The publication provides indicators on the impact of skills on employment and earnings, gender differences in education and employment, and teacher and school leader appraisal systems. The report covers all 34 OECD countries and a number of partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, and for the first time, Costa Rica and Lithuania).”

Infographic: A Look at the Mining Sector in the United States

“A collection of three visualizations presenting data from the 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series on the leading mining states. The graphs illustrate the states with more than 10,000 mining sector employees, show how mining jobs in these states are distributed by subsector, and compare the value of mining shipments in them before and after the last… Continue Reading

OCLC – Shaping the Library to the Life of the User

Shaping the Library to the Life of the User: Adapting, Empowering, Partnering, Engaging – by Merrilee Proffitt, James Michalko and Melissa Renspie.” This report provides a recap of the October 2015 Library in the Life of the User meeting that featured insights about ways libraries can provide more meaningful support based on what students, scholars… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Critical Infrastructure Protection, DOD Financial Management, FDA Info Tech, James Webb Space Telescope, Operational Contract Support, TSA Acquisitions

Critical Infrastructure Protection: Measures Needed to Assess Agencies’ Promotion of the Cybersecurity Framework, GAO-16-152: Published: Dec 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2015. DOD Financial Management: Improved Documentation Needed to Support the Air Force’s Military Payroll and Meet Audit Readiness Goals, GAO-16-68: Published: Dec 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 2015. = Information Technology: FDA… Continue Reading

Trends in the Well-Being of the Aged and Their Prospects through 2030

Trends in the Well-Being of the Aged and Their Prospects through 2030 – Burtless, Gary. Forum for Health Economics & Policy. Volume 18, Issue 2 (Dec 2015). Published Online: 11/18/2015. “The US population over 65 has seen significant and sustained improvement in its absolute and relative well-being over the past half century. This paper offers… Continue Reading

UN 2015 Human Development Report

“For the very first time, The Human Development Report is available in a unique web version. The web version of the Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development contains interactive features that provide enhanced functionality and enable information sharing in our interconnected world…The report features 16 statistical tables in the annex as well as… Continue Reading

Test Your Online Privacy Protection with EFF’s Panopticlick

“The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched new online tracker-testing in its Panopticlick tool today, helping you analyze the privacy protections in your Web browser. When you visit a website, online trackers and the site itself may be able to identify you, and the records of your online activity can then be distributed among a vast… Continue Reading