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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)

Week in Review, April 10th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Track the wellbeing of U.S. children across various demographics. (Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy, Brandeis University, March 12, 2014)
  • Examine the current state of Medicaid expansion decisions and the effect on poor uninsured adults. (Kaiser Family Foundation, April 2, 2014)
  • Compare election administration performance among the states. (Pew Charitable Trusts, April 8, 2014)
  • Read about an increase in calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 3, 2014)
 

Week in Review, April 3rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Examine public education state rankings and statistics. (National Education Association, March 12, 2014)
  • Explore the 2012 Economic Census Advance Report, notable for highlighting significant increases in oil and gas mining and extraction. (U.S. Census Bureau, March 26, 2014)
  • Read about state Medicaid coverage of tobacco cessation treatments. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, March 28, 2014)
  • Consider how public support for the death penalty is on the decline, although a majority of people still support it. (Pew Research Center, March 28, 2014)

Week in Review, March 27th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Check out statistics on the Texas Triangle. (America 2050, Regional Plan Association, 2014)
  • Examine the financial impact of for-profit colleges in California, New York, Ohio, and Texas. (Nexus Research and Policy Center, March 2014)
  • Consider rising retirement confidence levels. (Employee Benefit Research Institute, March 2014)
  • Read about greehouse gas emission standards in cars and trucks. (Congressional Research Service, March 13, 2014)
  • Review the 2012 census of agriculture. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, February 2014)

Week in Review, March 20th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore poverty data on suburban areas. (Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, 2014)
  • Consider the overall decline in crime rates and imprisonment. (Pew Charitable Trusts, March 14, 2014)
  • Read about the Trade Promotion Authority and whether Congress might renew the authority. (Congressional Research Service, January 13, 2014)
  • Examine conditions and performance of the federal highway system. (Federal Highway Administration, January 31, 2014)

Week in Review, March 13th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about the narrowing pay gap between men and women. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2014)
  • Examine recent findings on intimate partner violence. (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, February 2014)
  • Find maps of all kinds in one place. (Google Maps Gallery, 2014)
  • Explore traffic congestion around the world and see where Texas cities rank. (INRIX, accessed March 12, 2014)
  • Consider the financial effects of opting out of the Medicaid expansion. (Health Affairs Blog, January 30, 2014)

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