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Media Mention June 27, 2019

Kuperman: Luria erred on nuclear fuel decision

Dr. Alan Kuperman discusses the need for Congress to fund naval fuel research. His commentary comes on the heels of a recent amendment, offered by Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), to remove research funding from the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

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Media Mention June 25, 2019

Trumpcast: Understanding Mexico in the migration crisis

Slate's León Krauze talks to Stephanie Leutert, director of the Mexico Security Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin, about how the migration crisis at the border is being handled, understanding the Northern Triangle, the role Mexico is playing in the crisis, and where in particular we should shift our current focus in the region.

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Media Mention June 18, 2019

Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at LBJ and an expert on criminal justice issues, weighs in on a Q&A with the Associated Press about mental illness in the jail and prison system. 

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Media Mention June 11, 2019

Research shows fears about kids’ learning loss over the summer were overblown

Some parents and teachers worry that, during the summer, kids will forget much of what they learned during the school year. But new research shows that those fears may not be based on fact, especially when it comes to learning loss for kids who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged families.

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Media Mention June 10, 2019

Ret. Adm. McRaven decries Trump’s media attacks: al-Qaeda is the enemy of the people, not the press

You may remember that retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said that President Donald Trump‘s attacks on the press as “the enemy of the people” was “perhaps the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”

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Media Mention June 10, 2019

How does summer learning really affect students' academic achievement?

Differences in summer enrichment between poor and wealthy students may not contribute much to long-term achievement gaps, according to a new analysis. by researcher Paul von Hippel. 

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Media Mention June 7, 2019

Taiwan put on U.S. defense department list of ‘countries’ in latest move likely to goad China

The South China Morning Post's Mark Magnier covered the Strauss Center's conference, "Countering China's Security State: A Bipartisan Approach," and discusses the Trump administration's choice to include Taiwan on a list of countries in a recent Department of Defense report.

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Media Mention June 7, 2019

Heard about the summer slide? University of Texas researcher cannot prove learning gap is true

Parents, what I’m about to tell you might blow your mind. The “summer slide” — that idea that kids lose a month or two of learning in the summer if they don’t practice reading and math — probably isn’t real.

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Media Mention June 6, 2019

Summer slide: fact or fiction?

For decades parents have fretted over the dreaded "summer slide." Kids forgetting almost everything they've learned while enjoying their break from school. A University of Texas professor looked into the theory and found something interesting.

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Media Mention June 5, 2019

UT Professor: 'Summer slide' may not be as much of a problem as schools think

A UT Austin professor says summer learning loss may not be as much of a concern as parents and teachers have previously thought. "Those claims are based on a single study from the 1980s," said Paul von Hippel of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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