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Data in the News

Data in the News is part of, a portal of teaching and learning resources for infusing quantitative literacy into the social science curriculum in both K-12 and post-secondary education settings. Here, we highlight current events and news articles and the data they reference.


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Dec 15th: Local Update of Census Addresses Operations (LUCA) Deadline

Where do you live? In July 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau mailed invitation letters and registration forms to approximately 39,000 tribal, state and local governments across the nation to encourage... more

Data in the News: Supply, Demand, and Death Rates

A New York Times article has supporting the claim that a strong economy can lead to high mortality rates. This compilation of research looks at data on joblessness and mortality rates in not only the... more

Census Bureau to Release ACS 2012-16 5-Year Estimates on Dec. 7

First Release of ACS 2012-16 5-Year Estimates on December 7, 2017 The 2012-16 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates will be released on Thursday, December 7, 2017. These data will be... more

Programs in the Population Sciences Webinar

Join representatives from several population studies programs to learn about their training programs in a webinar information session. Faculty members will discuss what their programs offer, how to... more

Using in the Classroom

Recording from May 22, 2017 Webinar PDF of webinar slides. Programs in Population Sciences (PIPS) will host a webinar presenting on how to use the resources from in the... more