Archive for February, 2011

New Government Report: K-12 Education

K-12 Education: Many Challenges Arise in Educating Students Who Change Schools Frequently

by Cornelia M. Ashby
Paperback, 52 pages, 2010, $25.00
ISBN: 9781437944129

“Educational achievement of students can be negatively affected by their changing schools often. The recent economic downturn, with foreclosures and homelessness, may be increasing student mobility. This report asked: (1) What are the numbers and characteristics of students who change schools, and what are the reasons students change schools? (2) What is known about the effects of mobility on student outcomes, including academic achievement, behavior, and other outcomes? (3) What challenges does student mobility present for schools in meeting the educational needs of students who change schools? (4) What federal programs are schools using to address the needs of mobile students? Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.”

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New Government Report: Private Health Insurance Premiums and Rate Reviews

Private Health Insurance Premiums and Rate Reviews

by Mark Newsom
Paperback, 24 pages, 2011, $20.00
ISBN: 9781437980844

“Health insurance premiums (HIP) have been trending up, while the value of coverage has trended down.  Both administrative and medical costs continue to rise, but the rate of growth in these expenses slowed between 2008 and 2009.  The rise in medical costs is primarily attributable to the price of services, not increased utilization.  This report provides an overview of the concepts, regulation, and public data regarding private HIP.  Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Drivers of HIP Increases: Health Benefits Exp.; Unit Prices; Health Service Utilization; Administrative Costs; Health Insurance Corporation Profits; The Underwriting Cycle; (3) Review of Health Insurance Rates: State Rate Filing and Reviews; Federal Reforms Affecting HIP. Charts and tables.  A print on demand report.”

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New Government Report: Economic Recovery

Economic Recovery: Sustaining U.S. Economic Growth in a Post-Crisis Economy

by Craig K. Elwell
Paperback, 18 pages, 2010, $15.00
ISBN: 9781437944174

“Contents: (1) Background: Severity of the 2008-2009 Recession; Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis and Recession: Monetary Policy Actions; Fiscal Policy Actions; (2) Is Sustained Economic Recovery Underway?; (3) The Shape of Economic Recovery: Demand Side Problems?: Consumption Spending; Investment Spending; Net Exports; Supply Side Problems?; Policy Responses to Increase the Pace of Economic Recovery: The Case for More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Fiscal Stimulus; The Case Against More Monetary Stimulus; Economic Projections. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.”

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New Government Report: Best Practices for Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide (TSCD)

Best Practices for Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide (TSCD)
by Rameshwar Srivastava and Howard McIlvried (editors)
Paperback, 70 pages, 2010, $25.00
ISBN: 9781437980356

“This manual describes the most suitable operational approaches and techniques for TSCD, a carbon dioxide (CO2) mitigation strategy capable of removing CO2 already in the air. TSCD, which uses photosynthesis — part of the natural carbon cycle — to create organic matter that is stored in vegetation and soils, differs from CO2 mitigation technologies that focus on capturing and permanently storing human-generated emissions. Contents of this manual: Intro.; Terrestrial Carbon; Land Use/Land Cover in the U.S.; Management Practices; Monitoring, Verification, and Accounting for TSCD; Regional TSCD Partnership Terrestrial Field Tests; Trading of TSCD; Conclusion. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.”

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