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Week in Review, May 21st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider nursing home quality ratings by state. (Kaiser Family Foundation, May 14, 2015)
  • Read about disparities between reported state educational test results and data reported by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. (Achieve, May 14, 2015)
  • Examine employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in Texas. (The Williams Institute, May 2015)
  • Trace the changing demographics of the American electorate by state or the country as a whole. (Center for American Progress, February 24, 2015)
 
 
 

Week in Review, May 14th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider state policies and programs that cover dental sealants for low-income children. (Pew Charitable Trusts, April 23, 2015)
  • See where the wealthiest zip codes in America are. (Experian, ©2014-2015)
  • Read about the Second Circuit opinion in ACLU v. Clapper, related to bulk collection of telephone records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, May 9, 2015)
  • Track the public's view of the Affordable Care Act over the last five years. (Kaiser Family Foundation, ©2015)
  • Get tips on conducting free legal research, in parts one and two. (LLRX.com, April 26 & 30, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, May 7th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
 
 

Week in Review, April 30th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine the cost to taxpayers of low wages. (UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, April 2015)
  • See how "bikeable" Texas is among the states. (League of American Bicyclists, accessed April 29, 2015)
  • Consider a program that fosters civility in the country's statehouses. (Stateline, April 28, 2015)
  • Explore the federal workplace leave and scheduling policies for childbirth, adoption, and foster care. (United States Office of Personnel Management, April 2015)
  • Read about drought woes in California and other states. (Stateline, April 16, 2015)
 

Week in Review, April 23rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
 
 

Week in Review, April 16th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore the economic effects of an increased use of digital technologies. (Accenture, March 10, 2015)
  • Review selected characteristics of the membership of the 114th Congress. (Congressional Research Service, March 31, 2015)
  • Consider the state of America's libraries. (American Library Association, April 12, 2015)
  • Read about how the earned income tax credit affects low-income working families with children. (Urban Institute, April 9, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, April 9th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider state-level English language learner policies. (Education Commission of the States, March 2015)
  • Read a new report on preschool. (U.S. Department of Education, April 2015)
  • See how states are handling the EPA's proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards. (National Conference of State Legislatures, April 7, 2015)
  • Review a table of state laws on parental involvement in a minor’s abortion. (Guttmacher Institute, April 1, 2015)
  • Examine political party affiliation by various demographics. (Pew Research Center, April 7, 2015)
  • Explore financial literacy state by state. (WalletHub, accessed April 8, 2015)
 
 
 

Week in Review, April 2nd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about the effects of state-enacted texting-while-driving bans on crash-related hospitalizations. (Texas A&M Health Science Center, March 30, 2015)
  • Consider strategies aimed at reducing opioid overdoses and deaths. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, March 26, 2015)
  • Examine new payday lending proposals. (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, March 26, 2015)
  • Explore legislative approaches to reducing gun violence. (Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, accessed April 1, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, March 26th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
 
 

Week in Review, March 19th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Find contact information for legislative staff of the 84th Legislature. (House Research Organization, 2015)
  • Consider how education systems affect creativity in students. (TED Talks, accessed March 18, 2015)
  • Map unemployment by state. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 2015)
  • Examine the federal debt limit. (Congressional Research Service, March 9, 2015)
 
 
 

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