June 14, 2021

New Data: Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2014-15

From the National Center for Education Statistics, released today. Direct to Full Text: Selected Statistics From the Public Elementary and Secondary Education Universe: School Year 2014–15 38 pages; PDF. Selected Findings Table 1 provides counts of schools by their operating status and type. There were 98,373 operating public elementary/secondary schools in SY 2014–15; this number […]

Environment: Health Canada Launches New Inspections Database for Pesticide Companies

From Health Canada: To help Canadians make informed decisions about the pest control products they buy and use, Health Canada has announced that information on inspections of companies that manufacture pest control products will now be available to the public in an online database. Canadians can search the Pest Control Registrant Inspections Database for specific […]

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Releases Annual Report: “Time To Modernize 20th Century Tools”

From the Privacy Commissioner of Canada: New technologies and business models are putting ever-greater pressures on privacy and demand a more modern approach to protecting personal information, says the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. “We’re trying to use 20th Century tools to deal with 21st Century privacy problems and it’s clear those tools are increasingly insufficient,” Daniel […]

Reference: Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013; New Data for Metropolitan Areas Available

From the National Science Foundation: From the Report: Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science […]

New Report: Projections of Education Statistics to 2024 (Data on Enrollment, Teachers, Graduates, and Expenditures in U.S.)

The 43rd edition of the report was released today by the National Center For Education Statistics (NCES) and Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Intro and Selected Findings From the Report Projections of Education Statistics to 2024, provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment […]

New Report From GAO: “U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges”

The report linked below was publicly released today by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Key Findings from the Report The 12 U.S. universities GAO reviewed generally reported receiving support for their institutions in China from Chinese government entities and universities, with limited funding from U.S. government agencies and other donors. Universities reported contributions from Chinese […]

Online Research Resources: Violation Tracker (Corporate Crime and Misconduct Database, Fed. Regulation Violators ) Announces Expansion

From Good Jobs First (Provider of Database): Since the beginning of 2010, drug manufacturers, hospital systems, insurers and other healthcare companies have paid nearly $7 billion in fines and settlements to resolve cases in which they were accused of defrauding the federal government. Banks, led by Wells Fargo, account for the second largest portion of […]