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Week in Review, January 12

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

  • See which significant historic events rank high across generations. (Pew Research Center, December 15, 2016)
  • Explore connections between food security and housing. (U.S. Census Bureau, November 17, 2016)
  • Review a history of straight-ticket voting in Texas. (Austin Community College, Center for Public Policy and Political Studies, December 2016)
  • See how Texas stacks up against other states' rainy day funds. (Governing, January 11, 2017)

Week in Review, January 5

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

  • Examine the ride-sharing industry and hurdles that ride-sharing companies face when expanding into major markets. (University of Miami Business Law Review, December 20, 2016)
  • Consider evidence-based strategies to prevent child abuse and neglect. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016)
  • Read about a concussion tracking program in extracurricular athletics. (University Interscholastic League, December 12, 2016)
  • Explore views of parents and educators regarding special education services in Texas. (Texas American Federation of Teachers, December 16, 2016)

 

Week in Review, December 15

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

  • Examine whether early-childhood education improves outcomes for children of low-income families. (Early Years blog, Education Week, December 12, 2016)
  • Consider school choice from an economic perspective. (The Perryman Group, November 28, 2016)
  • Review state laws related to presidential electors. (National Association of Secretaries of State, November 2016)
  • Keep your pets safe this season. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, December 17, 2015, reposted December 12, 2016)
Season’s greetings to our readers! Week in Review will return on January 5.

Week in Review, December 8

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

  • Review presentation materials related to the Alamo Master Plan. (Reimagine the Alamo, November 30, 2016)
  • Evaluate the surprise bills patients receive for out-of-network costs within in-network facilities. (Yale News, November 16, 2016)
  • Explore statistics related to U.S. businesses. (U.S. Census Bureau, December 2016)
  • Examine public opinion related to President-elect Trump's policy proposals. (Gallup, December 1, 2016)

 

Week in Review, December 1

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

  • Review mental health services in Texas jails. (Texas Law, University of Texas at Austin, November 15, 2016)
  • Explore the privatization of American airports. (Cato Institute, November 21, 2016)
  • Consider how court fines affect people on low incomes. (American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, November 2016)
  • Examine the services economy. (Gigaom, November 29, 2016)
  • Read about women's earnings in 2015. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2016)

Week in Review, November 17

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

  • Read the findings of a recent report about Child Protective Services. (Texas Tribune, November 4, 2016)
  • Consider how the current political climate has affected the 2016 election season. (The Weekly Standard, November 16, 2016)
  • Examine infrastructure maintenance and funding. (The New York Times, November 14, 2016)
  • Explore how Americans use social media. (Pew Research Center, November 11, 2016)

Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers! Week in Review will return on Thursday, December 1.

Week in Review, November 10

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

 

Week in Review, November 3

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

  • Examine court security and ways to improve it. (Texas Judicial Council, October 2016)
  • Review the 2016 Texas Transportation Poll. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, November 1, 2016)
  • Track health insurance premium increases by state. (Freedom Partners, October 26, 2015)
  • Read about the legal processes for contesting a presidential election. (Congressional Research Service, October 24, 2016)
  • Explore demographic characteristics of the voting population by state. (U.S. Census Bureau, October 28, 2016)
  • Evaluate the well-being of the country's Latino children. (National Council of La Raza, September 29, 2016)
  • Consider factors other than smoking that may cause lung cancer. (American Cancer Society, November 1, 2016)

Week in Review, October 27

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

  • Read about telemedicine in Texas. (Texas Associations of Businesses, September 2016)
  • Consider early voting and absentee voting in all 50 states. (National Conference of State Legislatures, October 25, 2016)
  • Examine health insurance Marketplace plan choices and affordability for 2017. (Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, October 24, 2016)
  • Track high school dropout and completion rates for 2013. (National Center for Education Statistics, October 25, 2016)

 

Week in Review, October 20

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

  • Read about student debt at graduation for the class of 2015. (Institute for College Access & Success, October 2016)
  • Consider how voter ID laws and litigation may affect the election. (Stateline, October 19, 2016)
  • Examine police face recognition policies throughout the country. (Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology, October 18, 2016)
  • Find out which states retirees may want to avoid because of an unfavorable tax climate. (Kiplinger, October 2016)

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