News Category: equity


Dr. Mary Steinhardt Receives $3.3M Grant to Study Type 2 Diabetes in African American Community

Oct. 15, 2019

Mary Steinhardt received a $3.3 million grant in October 2019 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Steinhardt is using the grant to study Type 2 diabetes in Austin’s African American community. Read more.

Dr. Stephen Russell Op-Ed: Supporting LGBTQ students can lead to safer, stronger schools for all

Sept. 4, 2019

A new school year can be an exciting time — new clothes or uniforms, new school supplies and new possibilities with teachers and friends. But it can also be a difficult time for some. Schools are not always safe and supportive for LGBTQ students. Research, including studies of students here in Texas, consistently shows that LGBTQ students are at higher risk for bullying, feeling bad about themselves and not doing well in school. Read more.

Dr. Paul von Hippel: Is Summer Learning Loss Real?

June 5, 2019

In a new article for Education Next, Paul von Hippel of the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin reexamines the evidence around summer learning loss. He finds that the study most widely used to support claims of summer learning loss, at more than 30 years old, is based on outdated test-scoring methods. More recent and better-scored tests indicate that achievement gaps are unlikely to widen during students’ summer vacations. Read more (LBJ School).

Perspectives Blog > Towards a Better Metric of Work

May 17, 2019

Towards a Better Metric of Work. By Jack Collis, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorIn 2018, the United States’ unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since the end of the dot-com bubble in early 2000.

Perspectives Blog: A New Yorker’s Journey through the Affordable Housing Crisis

March 26, 2019

A New Yorker’s Journey through the Affordable Housing Crisis. By Jade Vasquez, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorIf it wasn’t apparent by now, I am a proud New Yorker. This pride is personified in my speech, in my style, and in my dry sense of humor. One of the unique experiences I have had as a New Yorker from a working-class background is the fact that I left the city by choice.

Perspectives Blog > Universities are Battleground for Trump Administration Directives on Transgender Students

March 12, 2019

Universities are Battleground for Trump Administration Directives on Transgender Students. By Megan Kruse, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorUniversities are tasked with enforcing Title IX, which states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Under the Obama Administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened.

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