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Week in Review, November 12th

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

Week in Review, November 5th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Compare workers' compensation benefits of various companies in Texas. (ProPublica, October 14, 2015)
  • Read a progress update on the Child Protective Services Transformation. (Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, October 2015)
  • Review construction reports by legislative district, by TxDOT district, or by contractor name. (Texas Department of Transportation, last updated on October 12, 2015)
  • Consider efforts of top law enforcement officials seeking to reduce both crime and mass incarceration. (Brennan Center for Justice, October 21, 2015)
 

Week in Review, October 29th

  • Explore how student achievement varies across states. (Urban Institute, October 26, 2015)
  • Examine testing in urban school districts. (Council of the Great City Schools, October 2015)
  • Consider new policy recommendations related to tobacco and e-cigarettes. (American Academy of Pediatrics, October 26, 2015)
  • Assess the vulnerability of automated license plate recognition camera systems. (Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 28, 2015)
 

Week in Review, October 22nd

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

Week in Review, October 15th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about the retroactive sentence reductions under the 2014 Drug Guidelines Amendment. (United States Sentencing Commission, accessed October 14, 2015)
  • Track multi-state arrests of prisoners released in 2005. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2015)
  • Explore the consequences of frequent text messaging by adolescents. (Psychology of Popular Media Culture, October 5, 2015)
  • Learn about the 158 families contributing millions to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. (New York Times, October 10, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, October 8th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Review the draft damage assessment and restoration plan and the draft environmental impact statement about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, October 2015)
  • Consider the circumstances of youths aged 16 to 24 who are not working or in school. (Congressional Research Service, October 1, 2015)
  • Explore how the health of pets and people is intertwined. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, October 6, 2015)
  • Examine statistics related to victims of identity theft. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2015)
  • Read about the top ten most dangerous cities in America. (24/7 Wall St., September 30, 2015)
  • Take a look at Texas-themed Instagram accounts. (Wide Open Country, October 7, 2015)
 
 

Week in Review, October 1st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about new design standards for federal government websites. (Huffington Post, September 28, 2015)
  • Review maps, charts, and data related to the foreign-born population in the U.S. (Pew Research Center, September 28, 2015)
  • Track job creation from startups. (U.S. Census Bureau, September 28, 2015)
  • Examine the present and future of urban mobility. (McKinsey Insights, September 2015)
 

Week in Review, September 24th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Browse a list of the upcoming bond elections throughout Texas. (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, September 23, 2015)
  • Read about sexual assault and misconduct on college campuses nationwide. (Westat / Association of American Universities, September 21, 2015)
  • Review survey results about employer-sponsored health coverage. (Kaiser Family Foundation, September 22, 2015)
  • Consider whether fidgeting might be beneficial for desk-bound workers.  (Forbes, September 23, 2015)
 

Week in Review, September 17th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine suspensions and expulsions of Black students in Southern states. (Center for the Study of Race & Equity in Education, ©2015)
  • Review changes to the Texas assessment program for the 2015–2016 school year. (Texas Education Agency, September 4, 2015)
  • Read about the wearing out of voting machines. (Brennan Center for Justice, September 15, 2015)
  • Consider the implementation of rules aimed at modernizing the food safety system. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, September 10, 2015)
  • Explore commercial uses of unmanned aircraft systems. (Congressional Research Service, September 9, 2015)
 

Week in Review, September 10th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the health and well-being of women by state. (Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2015)
  • Explore American views on mobile etiquette. (Pew Research Center, August 26, 2015)
  • Track active wildfires throughout the country. (National Interagency Fire Center, updated Monday through Friday)
  • Find a Little Free Library near you. (Little Free Library, ©2009-2015)
 
 

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