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Week in Review, July 10th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about unaccompanied immigrant children and the recent surge in their numbers at the border with Mexico. (Congressional Research Service, June 23, 2014)
  • See why blood pressure monitoring kiosks aren't always accurate. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, June 24, 2014)
  • Track the status of the legality of gay marriage in the states. (The Washington Post, June 25, 2014)
  • Examine programs that prepare teachers for the classroom. (National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014)

Week in Review, July 3rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine the connection between school discipline and the dropout rate. (Council of State Governemnts Knowledge Center, June 5, 2014)
  • Consider the criminal enforcement of federal immigration laws. (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University, June 26, 2014)
  • Find out the water quality of your favorite beach. (National Resources Defense Council, Summer 2014)
  • Explore whether student debt is leading to an economic crisis. (Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings, June 2014)
  • Check out a new healthy eating and lifestyle resource center. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 23, 2014)

Week in Review, June 26th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read a report on unaccompanied immigrant children leaving Central America and Mexico. (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, March 12, 2014)
  • Review the Survey of Texas Black-Owned Businesses. (Bureau of Business Research, June 2014)
  • See how the U.S. Supreme Court justices have ruled in cases decided in 2014. (The New York Times, updated June 25, 2014)
  • Examine the effects of Medicaid expansion decisions in the southern states. (JAMA, June 25, 2014)

Week in Review, June 19th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court related to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. (Kaiser Health News, June 13, 2014)
  • Examine the walkability of metro areas. (George Washington University School of Business, ©2014)
  • Consider ways to ensure eligible beneficiaries participate in the National School Lunch Program. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, May 2014)
  • Explore historic photos of national parks. (National Parks System, accessed June 18, 2014)
  • Observe Juneteenth and read about the day's Texas origins. (Handbook of Texas Online, last modified on June 17, 2013)

Week in Review, June 12th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore school discipline and strategies for keeping children in school and out of the juvenile justice system. (The Council of State Governments Justice Center, June 3, 2014)
  • Review an audit of wait times by region at VA medical facilities across the country. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, June 9, 2014)
  • See what cities are the top people magnets, driving population shifts across the country. (Stateline, June 6, 2014)
  • Check out 40 maps, charts, and graphs that explain where Americans get their food. (Vox Media, accessed June 11, 2014)
  • Take a quiz to see what type of library user you are. (Pew Research, ©2014)

Week in Review, June 5th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine scheduling practices and patient wait times at VA medical facilities. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, May 28, 2014)
  • Read about the EPA's Clean Power Plan proposed rule, a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, June 2, 2014)
  • Consider the rise in cases of measles in the country. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 29, 2014)
  • Try fostering seven habits of highly effective readers. (Book Riot, May 30, 2014)

Week in Review, May 29th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., three of which are in the Austin area. (U.S. Census Bureau, May 22, 2014)
  • See how Arkansas is using Medicaid premium assistance to expand coverage to more individuals. (Capitol Ideas, May/June 2014)
  • Read about some states that provide Medicaid coverage to qualifying college students by covering the cost of the undergraduate student health plan premium. (Kaiser Health News, May 27, 2014)
  • Find burial locations of veterans and their family members. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, accessed May 2014)

Week in Review, May 22nd

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

Week in Review, May 15th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about fraudulent charter school operators. (Integrity in Education, ©2014)
  • Consider how oyster walls can buffer the damaging effects of hurricanes. (The Atlantic, May 5, 2014)
  • Examine household food security in the U.S. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, April 30, 2014)
  • Review a report and webcast on the administration of capital punishment in America. (The Constitution Project, May 7, 2014)
  • Check out an interactive graph of college majors over the last four decades. (NPR, May 9, 2014)
  • Explore Your Art with a mobile app. (National Gallery of Art, accessed May 14, 2014)

Week in Review, May 8th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine distracted driving in Texas. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, April 21, 2014)
  • Review agricultural activity by state. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, May 2, 2014)
  • Read about Americans living on incomes that place them just above official poverty thresholds. (U.S. Census Bureau, May 2014)
  • Explore the National Climate Assessment and how climate change is affecting the U.S. (U.S. Global Change Research Program, ©2014)

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