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Week in Review, February 6th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Track state funding of prekindergarten. (Education Commission of the States, January 2014)
  • Consider the benefits to consumers of improved fuel economy in medium and heavy duty trucks. (Consumer Federation of America, February 2014)
  • Read about the incidence of abortions in 2011 and the availability of abortion services. (Guttmacher Institute, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, March 2014)
  • Survey exonerations in 2013 state by state. (National Registry of Exonerations, February 4, 2014)
  • Explore scorecards of household financial security in the states, including Texas. (Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), 2014)
  • Examine antibiotic feed additives in chicken. (Natural Resources Defense Council, January 27, 2014)

Week in Review, January 30th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider improvements to election administration. (Presidential Commission on Election Administration, January 2014)
  • Explore intergenerational economic mobility in the U.S. (National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2014)
  • Examine the U.S. sulfur dioxide allowance market. (Congressional Budget Office, January 2014)
  • Read how local governments in Texas are using education and outreach strategies to help the uninsured find health coverage. (Kaiser Health News / Texas Tribune, January 27, 2014)

Week in Review, January 23rd

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Track changes to Medicaid and CHIP eligibility. (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, January 13, 2014)
  • Read about patients discussing alcohol use with their health care providers. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 10, 2014)
  • Examine the risks of distracted driving. (The New England Journal of Medicine, January 2, 2014)
  • See the state-by-state emergency care report card. (American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014)
  • Review results of a survey about uninsured adults' Affordable Care Act enrollment experiences. (Enroll America / PerryUndem, January 9, 2014)
 

Week in Review, January 16th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Trace the history of the official poverty measure. (U.S. Census Bureau, accessed January 2014)
  • See which popular diets are the best for various health conditions. (U.S. News & World Report, 2014)
  • Explore the recently updated Occupational Outlook Handbook. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 8, 2014)
  • Examine prison admissions and releases in 2012. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, December 2013)

Week in Review, January 9th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about how Texas and California embody the red state–blue state rift. (The Washington Post, December 28, 2013)
  • Consider the impact of distracted driving. (National Institutes of Health, January 1, 2014)
  • Examine state-by-state poverty indicators. (Center for American Progress Action Fund, December 2013)
  • Explore various interactive features about state policies and policy. (Stateline, December 23, 2013)

Week in Review, December 19th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about state thresholds for mental disability in inmates facing the death penalty. (Stateline, December 6, 2013)
  • Explore fiscal conditions in the states. (National Association of State Budget Officers, Fall 2013)
  • Examine active shooter incidents across the country. (ABC Action News, accessed December 2013)
  • Track oral health indicators by region. (Council of State Governments, December 3, 2013)
Happy Holidays to all of our readers! Week in Review will return on Thursday, January 9th.

Week in Review, December 12th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the 2013 state of Texas children. (Center for Public Policy Priorities, December 3, 2013)
  • Examine student debt by state and by college. (The Institute for College Access & Success, December 2013)
  • Review a 2013 report of various health disparities. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, November 22, 2013)
  • Read about homeless veterans and programs targeted at homeless veterans. (Congressional Research Service, November 29, 2013)
  • Explore transportation apps and vehicle-sharing programs. (U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund / Frontier Group, Fall 2013)

Week in Review, December 5th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Consider the economic impact of private for-profit institutions of higher education. (Federal Reserve Bank of New York, November 20, 2013)
  • Track changes over time in employer-sponsored health insurance. (Kaiser Family Foundation, accessed December 4, 2013)
  • Explore a national database of conservation easement records. (National Conservation Easement Database, September 2013)
  • See maps, graphs, and charts of the uninsured rate of young adults. (U.S. Census Bureau, November 21, 2013)

Week in Review, November 21st

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Explore educational progress in reading and math for 4th and 8th graders. (National Center for Education Statistics, 2013)
  • Examine the student attrition rate in public high schools in Texas. (Intercultural Development Research Association, Fall 2013)
  • Track the graduation rates of low-income students in the rapidly growing Central Texas Region. (Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, The University of Texas at Austin, November 2013)
  • See how many people have been able to successfully select health plans in the new federal Health Insurance Marketplace. (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, November 13, 2013)
  • Find analysis and interpretation of constitutional case law with the U.S. Constitution Annotated app. (Library of Congress, September 17, 2013)
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers! Week in Review will return on Thursday, December 5th.

Week in Review, November 14th

In this weekly post, we feature online articles and policy reports published recently, and other helpful research tools.
  • Read about the supplemental poverty measure. (U.S. Census Bureau, November 2013)
  • See health insurance coverage for women state by state. (Kaiser Family Foundation, November 6, 2013)
  • Examine the varied mix of fuels used to generate electricity. (U.S. Energy Information Administration, November 8, 2013)
  • Consider ways to improve indigent defense. (Council of State Governments Justice Center / Harris County Public Defender Office, September 30, 2013)
 

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