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Women in Congress, 1917-2020

This regularly updated report from CRS provides a wealth of information on every female member of Congress; this one is current as of June 1, 2020. It lists alphabetically by last name, by Congress, and by state and includes the terms of service and committee memberships.

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Almost 3 Million Students Are Enrolled in Fully Online Programs

And that number does not include California! This is one of the main takeaways from the 2019 NC-SARA Data Report. Of that number, 1.5 million attend in-state courses, while the reminder have enrolled in out-of-state programs;. For those who do not wish to read the entire 63-page report, there is an informative overview of the report available along with a listing of the top ten schools offering online programs.

You might also want to peruse this Fast Facts: Distance Education from NCES; just remember that the NC-SARA totals numbers from fully online programs whereas the NCES figures reflects enrollments in online courses. In either case, enrollments trend upward.

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The Wealthiest in Congress

This 2018 listing from Roll Call lists every single Congressperson from the 115th Congress (2018), their net worth, and where that wealth comes from. There are multiple filters that can be employed as well as access to profiles and previous lists.

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The 100 Best English-Language Novels

Divided into several categories, these novels were judged by a literary panel as to be the tomes that have shaped our world. I am gratified to see that the Jack Aubrey novels authored by Patrick O’Brian made the cut; here is an interview with this author from The Paris Review.

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2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools Announced

Find out what New Jersey schools made the list. There are numerous filters at the main site to drill down the among the 362 schools that won this award; you can also access all the winners since 1982.

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New Jersey Second Best State in the Nation for Teachers

According to Wallet Hub’s 2019 Best & Worst States for Teachers, New Jersey ranks as the second best, just behind North Dakota; as it is, the Garden State ranks first in the “Academic & Work Environment” metric. Data were culled from both private and public resources. This high posting is reinforced by the Quality Counts 2018 that also has New jersey at the number two position in educational quality and services.

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The Wealth of Every Member of Congress as of 2018

This listing that came out in 2018 will be re-issued in 2020 before the national elections. There are many filters you can apply to fine tune the results making it easier to find out the net worth of the current crop of presidential hopefuls who are almost all members of Congress. Links to brief biographies are also provided.

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New Jersey Colleges Listed in US News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges”

1400 institutions made the various lists; here are the New Jersey schools that did (NJCU is among them). We rank #33 out of 170 “top performers in social mobility”.

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Top 100 Websites in the World

This infographic presents a list of these websites based on the number of monthly visitors; it should come as no surprise to learn that Google is #1. This feature also shows relational linkages as well as brief descriptions of the companies in question.

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Where Does Jersey City Rank in “Stressed Cities” List?

WalletHub ranked 180 major cities according to a set of metrics derived from public and private sources; the list runs from #1 (most stressed city) to #180 (least stressed city). Newark holds the #4 slot while New York City appears at #55. Jersey City is at #105, making it among the least stressed cities in this area; only Yonkers has a better rating at #116. This entry also lists the top five cities in various categories.

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The Top 100 Novels of All Time

Of course this list is bound to cause arguments or disagreements, but this enumeration is based on how many libraries (as tabulated by WorldCat) have these volumes on their shelves. Overwhelmingly, the volumes are American or English, and few are what you would label contemporary (with the exception of a couple of Harry Potter titles). Each novel is placed in a genre and the number of translations of the books is also given. How many have you read? (If my math is accurate, I have read 92 of them.) A fuller list of the top 500 novels is available and can be divided by genres; see how many science fiction novels made the grade.

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A List of the 17 Trump/Russia Investigations now Ongoing

It can be confusing to keep track of the various inquiries into President Trump’s putative associations with Russia. This list sorts it all out.

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New Jersey Laws Effective January 1, 2019

From smoking bans on beaches to new taxes on ride-hailing services, here is a list of 18 new laws for New Jersey. For a national sampling of laws going into effect in other states, please direct yourself to this MarketWatch site.

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Highest Paid CEOs of 2018

Here is a list of the top 25 along with a CEO salary vs. median worker salary comparison.

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100 Years of Election Results of the UK House of Commons

UK Election Statistics: 1918-2018 – 100 years of elections presents a plethora of data ranging from characteristics of legislators to party representations in the various contests. You would be hard-pressed to find so much information aggregated in one document. Another portal into UK voting is offered through Electoral Statistics; this site offers insights into the voting population.

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How Safe Are New Jersey Hospitals?

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McNair Academic Named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, already an institution that figures prominently in “best schools” lists, has added another achievement – it has been named a National Blue Ribbon School.

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2019 World University Rankings

Considered the premier list of its type, this iteration allows you to filter by region/country, name, or subject. (I am glad to see four of my almae matres in the top 30.)

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Updated Profile of Congress (September 12, 2018)

This statistical report highlights some of the main characteristics of Congress as a whole; it is updated as necessary throughout a Congressional term.

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Best Public High Schools in New Jersey

Niche has just issued its 2019 report on best high schools in the nation; here is the listing for New Jersey. Did your high school make the grade?

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