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Week in Review, February 9

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

  • Examine the quality of education in each state. (American Legislative Exchange Council, January 24, 2017)
  • Consider the relationship between workforce health and productivity. (Health Affairs, February 2017)
  • Explore school choice resources. (National Conference of State Legislatures, February 3, 2017)
  • Review the economic value of public libraries in Texas. (IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, February 3, 2017)
  • Read about the economic impact of human trafficking in Texas. (Bureau of Business Research at The University of Texas at Austin, December 2016)

 

Week in Review, February 2

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

  • Examine Governor Greg Abbott's proposed budget for 2018-2019. (Office of the Governor, January 2017)
  • Review Texas education statistics in brief. (Texas Education Agency, January 2017)
  • Read about how Texas is adapting to the changing workforce environment. (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, December 2016)
  • Explore data security laws by state. (National Conference of State Legislatures, January 16, 2017)

Week in Review, January 26

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

  • Track legislation from the 85th Legislature related to transportation. (Texas A&M Transportation Institute, updated January 25, 2017)
  • Explore services for veterans in Texas. (Texas Veterans Portal, accessed January 26, 2017)
  • Examine consumer law topics and resources. (LegalConsumer.com, ©2005-2017)
  • Find court opinions from 418 jurisdictions. (Free Law Project, CourtListener, accessed January 26, 2017)  
  • Read about the economic impact of an increased minimum wage. (The Heritage Foundation, January 19, 2017)
  • Review presidential actions, including executive orders and memoranda. (The White House, accessed January 26, 2017)

Week in Review, January 19

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

  • Read about the future of health care spending. (Private Enterprise Research Center, Texas A&M University, December 2016)
  • Review migration patterns related to Texas. (Texas Demographic Center, January 2017)
  • Look at the City of Houston's new approach to pensions. (City of Houston, accessed January 18, 2017)
  • Explore school bus safety. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, January 2017)
  • Consider prisoners' access to social media. (Stateline, January 13, 2017)
  • Examine tobacco use by middle and high school students. (Office of Adolescent Health, December 27, 2016)

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.

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