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Dr. Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

July 18, 2019

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

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finds that the study most widely used to support claims of summer learning loss, at more than 30 years old, is based on outdated test-scoring methods.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).

Dr. Paul von Hippel on Rating Teacher Preparation Programs

July 5, 2018

In efforts to address teacher quality, policymakers have focused on the preparation program where teachers receive their education and training. Despite a repeal of a short-lived federal rule requiring each state to assess and rank their teacher preparation programs (TPP), almost half are still ranking their programs. But what does the research say about evaluating TPPs based on the impact, or value-added, of their graduates on student learning?

Dr. Paul von Hippel on Impact of Teacher Preparation Programs on Student Achievement

June 12, 2018

CHASP faculty associate Dr. Paul von Hippel’s new paper, Are Schools (Still) a Great Equalizer? Replicating a Summer Learning Study Using Better Test Scores and a New Cohort of Children (Social Science Research Network), reexamines the debate among sociologists about whether or not schools have an effect on inequality and if they in any way serve as equalizers for children.

CHASP Faculty Fellows Drs. Osborne and von Hippel at APPAM Fall Conference 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

The Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)’s Fall Conference is the leading policy research conference in the country and draws top scholars from multiple disciplines. Academics and researchers present their latest work contributing to the ever important knowledge base of evidence to inform data-driven policy decisions.

Dr. Paul von Hippel on Schools’ Effect on Inequality

Sept. 11, 2017

CHASP faculty associate Dr. Paul von Hippel’s new paper, Are Schools (Still) a Great Equalizer? Replicating a Summer Learning Study Using Better Test Scores and a New Cohort of Children (Social Science Research Network), reexamines the debate among sociologists about whether or not schools have an effect on inequality and if they in any way serve as equalizers for children.

Education Policy and the 2017 Session of the Texas Legislature

April 26, 2017

The Texas Legislature convenes in the state Capitol in Austin every two years, so each LBJ School of Public Affairs student has the opportunity to be involved in a session during their two-year program.

CHASP Faculty Fellow Updates – December 2016

Dec. 1, 2016

As always, our CHASP Faculty Fellows have been busy this semester. Have a look at what they’ve been working on in addition to teaching:

Dr. Paul von Hippel on Childhood Obesity Rates in the Summer

Nov. 2, 2016

CHASP faculty associate Dr. Paul von Hippel’s newest paper, From Kindergarten Through Second Grade, U.S. Children’s Obesity Prevalence Grows Only During Summer Vacations, was published in the journal, Obesity, about a study examining if the rates of childhood obesity grow faster during the school year or during summer vacation.

Dr. Paul von Hippel Receives Grant from William T. Grant Foundation on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Sept. 9, 2016

“Evidence-based” policymaking is the practice of using rigorous research to make policy decisions. Often, however, the research these policy decisions are based is not actually rigorous and/or can be misused. Though the practice is increasing in popularity, there is little evidence on whether these evidence-based policies actually lead to the intended outcomes once implemented.

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