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New Book from Dr. Jennifer Holme: A Regional Equity Framework for Urban Schools

Sept. 13, 2018

CHASP Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning at The University of Texas at Austin College of Education, Jennifer Jellison Holme, Ph.D., and her colleague Dr. Kara Finnegan (University of Rochester) take a look at the causes of educational inequality at the regional level in their new book, Striving in Common: A Regional Equity Framework for Urban Schools.

See below for full Abstract. 

New Book by Dr. Jacqueline Angel, The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation: Aging, Diversity, and Immigration

Sept. 5, 2018

Will the United States be prepared by 2050, when its older population doubles and we become a majority-minority society? CHASP Faculty Fellow and The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs and College of Liberal Arts faculty, Dr. Jacqueline Angel, and her colleague Dr.

CHASP Director Cynthia Osborne Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Strategies at LBJ School of Public Affairs

Aug. 24, 2018

[Reprinted from the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Cynthia Osborne, an associate professor of public affairs, has been named associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Angela Evans. The appointment is effective September 1 and continues through August 31, 2021.  

LBJ School Doctoral Candidate Receives 2018 APPAM Equity & Inclusion Fellowship

July 24, 2018

Congratulations to Selena Caldera, a recipient of the Equity and Inclusion Fellowship for the 2018 Fall Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Management and Analysis (APPAM). APPAM is the premier professional organization for policy scholars. The fellowship supports the travel and participation of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds at the annual conference.

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. Erin Lentz Op-Ed on Cost of U.S. Maritime Cargo Preferences on Food Aid

June 22, 2018

The U.S. is, by far, the world’s largest food aid donor, contributing more than 40% of the global food aid that helps feed the hungry.

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.

Dr. Michael Hole: New Paper on Improving Child Health through Financial Interventions

June 7, 2018

The earned income tax credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit benefit for working people with low to moderate income. The EITC reduces the amount of tax owed and may also allow a refund. Yet 20% of eligible hardworking families do not receive the much needed benefit.

Real Social Policy Challenges, Real Clients: The LBJ School Policy Research Project

May 2, 2018

LBJ School of Public Affairs masters students have opportunities to develop their research and policymaking skills through a cornerstone class called the Policy Research Project (PRP).

Over the past year, CHASP Faculty Fellows led several PRPs where students tackled key social policy questions and challenges while partnering with real clients:

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