The new research guide contains government and free Wolters Kluwer resources about the mosquito-borne disease, Zika Virus. All links should be available to everyone.
The CDC has an information page on the Zika Virus. It includes all you need to know about the virus along with the travel alert and resources for pregnant women.
We thought we’d put together a primer on executive orders.
What are Presidential Executive Orders (USA.gov)? This USA.gov site includes finding tools for current and past executive orders. Executive orders: A beginners guide (LoC) explains how to research them using either the Library of Congress or other online sources. Finally, a how to explanation of the executive branch (White House) includes a brief description.
No Child Left Behind 2002 revision has been replaced with Every Student Succeeds (ESSA). The new act was signed Dec. 10, 2015 by President Barack Obama. The White House blog post outlines the process and goals. You will find more resources, along with a fact sheet, on the ESSA information page (Dept. of Ed).
Curious about the process immigrants and refugees go through in order to come to America?
- Immigrate (U.S. Visas) overview of obtaining a visa with a Special Immigrant category
- Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (U.S. Department of State) outlines the purpose of the bureau and includes the Refugee Admissions process
- Obtaining Refugee Status (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) brief outline
- Refugees & Asylum (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) overview with specific Refugees site
College students need to be aware that there’s a phone scam targeting them. The caller pretends to be a government representative requesting that all delinquent student loans, along with other types of student debt, be paid immediately using MoneyGram. Don’t fall for it. If this happens to you, report it to www.IC3.gov.
We haven’t heard of any changes for Alabama but you’ll want to verify that your area is participating along with what is covered. Eliminate the surprises before checkout.
The White House has released the path using graphics and important points to detail how Iran will be blocked from creating nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is sharing their director general’s statement along with a road-map clarifying Iran’s nuclear program’s issues.
Introduced in January, the SKILLS Act (S.312) aka the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries Act would improve upon existing legislation by developing coordination and communication between teachers and school librarians. These efforts would include professional development and training for school librarians to teach information literacy, reading, and writing on all grade levels, as well as make sure that resources are available for all students – particularly those with special needs.
This is good news, as many school libraries have seen drastic funding cuts or haven even been eliminated from some schools over the past few years. This act is part of several ongoing education reforms by the federal government.
Post authored by Janie Richardson