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Week in Review, August 7th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about household debt in America. (Urban Institute, July 2014)
  • Consider the history of financial aid in higher education. (Journal of Student Financial Aid, 2014)
  • Review findings on the college preparedness of low income students. (ACT, July 17,  2014)
  • See maps of death sentences and executions by state over time. (The Washington Post, July 24, 2014)
  • Examine how school administrators are adapting campus anti-tobacco policies to include e-cigarettes. (Education Week, July 29, 2014)
  • Look at where different generations are choosing to live throughout the country. (Governing, July 31, 2014)
 
 
 

Week in Review, July 31st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Review statistics on Texas roadways and transportation networks. (TRIP, July 2014)
  • Map where unaccompanied immigrant children have been housed. (Wall Street Journal, July 25, 2014)
  • Read about pre-baccalaureate health care occupations. (Brookings, July 25, 2014)
  • Explore historical statistics about commercial airline crashes. (CNN, July 28, 2014)
  • Consider how wastewater may help states struggling with drought. (Stateline, July 23, 2014)
  • Examine the financial outlook for Medicare. (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, July 28, 2014)

Week in Review, July 24th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read a report about jury participation in Texas. (Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, June 2014)
  • Listen to a discussion about the recent surge in numbers of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America and Mexico. (Migration Policy Institute, June 25, 2014)
  • Review recent data on court appearances of unaccompanied immigrant children. (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University, July 15, 2014)
  • Consider two court rulings that will impact subsidies for buying health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. (Kaiser Health News, July 22, 2014)

Week in Review, July 17th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • See how much each state taxes a gallon of gasoline. (The Washington Post, July 9, 2014)
  • Track air pollution in the United States over the past decade. (NASA, June 26, 2014)
  • Explore how drought is affecting California and other western states. (National Geographic, July 15, 2014)
  • Consider how drought can affect public health over time. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, July 14, 2014)
  • Examine the safety of vaccines used to immunize children in the United States. (Pediatrics, July 1, 2014)
  • Find out where Texas ranks among the states for food and drink. (Thrillist, July 6, 2014)

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)

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