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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)

Week in Review, May 1st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about postsecondary degree attainment rates and whether the U.S. is keeping pace with other countries. (Lumina Foundation, April 22, 2014)
  • See how U.S. dollars are spent on global health funding. (JAMA, April 23/30, 2014)
  • Review a survey of the economic and demographic trends in the Houston metropolitan region. (Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research, ©2013)
  • Consider the nation's high school graduation rate. (America's Promise Alliance, April 2014)
  • Examine a study of accessibility of information for consumers on the federal and states' health insurance exchange websites. (Avalere Health, April 25, 2014)

Week in Review, April 24th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore financial education for elementary school students. (Corporation for Enterprise Development, April 2014)
  • Check out tips to improve your home's heating and cooling efficiency. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 23, 2014)
  • Examine the pay gap between minimum wage workers and Fortune 500 CEOs. (AFL-CIO, 2014)
  • Review data related to recent dolphin and whale strandings on beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, April 22, 2014)
 

Week in Review, April 17th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the public's changing attitudes about drug policy. (Pew Research Center, April 2, 2014)
  • Explore the economic significance of more women working full time and year-round. (Center for American Progress, April 2014)
  • See which states produced the most wind-generated electricity in 2013. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, April 15, 2014)
  • Examine consumers' use of payday loans. (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, March 2014)

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