Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Overview The number and types of motor vehicle crash deaths differ widely among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A state's population has an obvious effect on the number of motor vehicle deaths. Fatality rates per capita and per vehicle miles traveled provide a way of examining motor vehicle deaths relative to the population and amount of driving. Hawaii’s ELL students show progress on Nation’s Report Card The results released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show double-digit gains for Hawaii’s fourth grade English Language Learners (ELL). State average scaled scores for fourth grade ELL students increased by 26 points for reading and 13 points for mathematics compared to 2017 results, outpacing the nation’s growth (+2 reading; +2 mathematics). Eighth grade ELL students also outperformed their peers nationally with an increase of five points in reading and seven points in mathematics. “As we continue to review the overall results, we are especially encouraged by the progress shown by our ELL students and having discussions on what strategies have contributed to these encouraging outcomes,” said Assistant Superintendent Heidi Armstrong, Office of Student Support Services.
Global Health Observatory data repository Skip to main content Access Search Advanced search Navigation Language General Format Note: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (i.e., APA 7), which released in October 2019. The equivalent resource for the older APA 6 style can be found here. Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart.
Statistical Weather and Climate Information You are here An example of a temperature data analysis that shows high, low, and average temperatures throughout a year. NCEI offers several types of climate information generated from examination of the data in the archives. These types of information include record temperatures, record precipitation and snowfall, climate extremes statistics, and other derived climate products. Temperature, Precipitation, and Drought Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers How can teachers effectively engage students from diverse backgrounds? It's a question many teachers face, and of course, there isn't one prescribed strategy that works. Luckily, there are many useful resources to help new and veteran educators explore the subject. If you're looking for a starting point, How Can We Prepare Teachers to Work With Culturally Diverse Students and Their Families? (an article from the Family Research Project at Harvard University) features insightful advice and useful tips from leading diversity education specialists. These researchers agree on the underlying message that communication plays an integral role; you'll also find insight into preparation and information about connecting with students and building relationships with families.
Hawaiian language immersion program Ka Papahana Kaiapuni (KPK) The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) contributes to Hawaiian language revitalization by providing for K-12 Hawaiian language education. The Hawaiian Language Immersion Program (HLIP), Ka Papahana Kaiapuni (KPK), delivers instruction exclusively through the medium of Hawaiian language until grade 5, whereupon English is formally introduced. Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) Overview NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information is now producing the Regional Snowfall Index (RSI) for significant snowstorms that impact the eastern two thirds of the U.S. The RSI ranks snowstorm impacts on a scale from 1 to 5, similar to the Fujita scale for tornadoes or the Saffir-Simpson scale for hurricanes.
Pratt-Johnson - Communicating Cross-Culturally: What Teachers Should Know The Internet TESLJournal Yvonne Pratt-Johnsonprattjoy [at] stjohns.eduSt. John's University (Queens, New York, USA) This article looks at the need for teachers to be culturally responsive and competent as schools and classrooms become increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse. It highlights five points of cultural difference with which all teachers should be aware when teaching students of diverse backgrounds. Introduction
Climatic Data for Frost Protected Shallow Foundations A frost protected shallow foundation (FPSF) is a practical alternative to deeper, more-costly foundations in cold regions with seasonal ground freezing and the potential for frost heave. An FPSF incorporates strategically placed insulation to raise the frost depth around a building, thereby allowing foundation depths as shallow as 16 inches, even in the most severe climates (see comparison graphic). The most extensive use has been in the Nordic countries, where over one million FPSF homes have been constructed successfully over the last 40 years. Scandinavia considers FPSF a standard practice for residential buildings. Standard Foundation compared to Frost Protected Shallow Foundation
Global Family Research Project We are pleased to announce that all of the materials produced by Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) are now available in the archive section of our Global Family Research Project site. Search the archive and you will find many useful resources and related research for building and evaluating family, school, and community engagement practices, programs, and policies; for strengthening professional and organizational development; and for creating a more equitable anywhere anytime learning ecology for all children and families. Please note and abide by the terms and conditions for use of these materials as stated on the archive's front page.
2019 Measures of Growth Report - Maine Development Foundation MDF is pleased to release the 2019 Measures of Growth Report. This annual report is produced in conjunction with the Maine Economic Growth Council (MEGC) and informs discussion on a variety of indicators that speak to Maine’s economic performance and the quality of life of Maine people. In total, the 2019 Measures of Growth Report tracks 27 indicators that collectively support the idea that Maine’s quality of life depends upon a vibrant and sustainable economy, thriving communities, and a healthy environment. Past performance and current conditions inform the establishment of future benchmarks for each indicator that are aspirational, potentially attainable and against which we can measure our collective progress. It is intended to serve as a guide to policymakers at all levels, a tool to help them focus their efforts, and a way to understand the connections between and among the major issues affecting the economy and well-being of Maine people.
Stats of the State of Maine * Rankings are from highest to lowest. ** Rates for the U.S. include the District of Columbia and (for births) U.S. territories. Refer to notes in publication tables for more detail. *** Death rates are age-adjusted. Refer to source notes below for more detail. **** State estimate is unavailable. † Excludes data for California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and New Mexico. †† Estimates are presented for fewer than 50 states and the District of Columbia due to considerations of sample size and precision. n/a – Data not available.