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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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Media Mention June 4, 2019

New study: Summer learning slide is not as steep as we thought

A new study questions the belief and the dire warnings that the achievement gap between rich and poor kids widens over the summer and can only be narrowed by summer learning opportunities. 

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Media Mention June 4, 2019

New research challenges idea of ‘summer learning loss’

As the Montgomery school system prepares to launch a pilot program for longer school years at two elementary schools, a new study challenges the pilot's foundation that students from high-poverty families are more likely to regress academically in the summer months. In a study released Tuesday by EducationNext, a scholarly journal about education policy and reform, scholars counter the decades-old theory that students — especially minorities and those in poverty — are more apt to lose months' worth of knowledge each summer.

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Media Mention June 4, 2019

Adm. William McRaven on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden

Adm. William McRaven oversaw the covert special operations team that stormed a compound in Pakistan in 2011 and killed Osama bin Laden. Now, the Navy veteran chronicles his 37-year military career in a new book, "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations." Adm. McRaven talks to Judy Woodruff about his adventurous spirit, the one thing Navy SEALS must do to survive training and the value of NATO.

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Media Mention June 1, 2019

A European doctor prescribes abortion pills to U.S. women over the internet — but the FDA is watching

Aid Access, an organization started by a Dutch doctor to offer abortion pills to women in the U.S., is defying an FDA warning by continuing to operate. In its first year, Aid Access received approximately 21,000 requests for abortion medication, according to Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor of public affairs at The University of Texas at Austin who has analyzed the Aid Access data.

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Media Mention June 1, 2019

At the Helm: Varun Rai examines the social, institutional, economic and technological components of energy systems

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, talks with Span Magazine about his work at the Energy Institute. 

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Quit dissing millennials, says retired admiral who led U.S. special operations forces

William McRaven has seen some of the darkest aspects of humanity but remains optimistic about the future and especially about the much-maligned millennial generation. "The good I have seen far outweighs the evil. So if you have any worries, if you have any worries about the current state of affairs, if you worry about where we're going as a nation, if you worry about what's going to happen as a world, we have great men and women who are coming up behind us," McRaven said Friday. 

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Adm. William H. McRaven speaks on Iran and foreign policy

Chance Seales from "The Why" on Newsy sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about Iran and foreign policy.

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Adm. McRaven talks life, Saddam Hussein and millennials

Chance Seales from The Why sits down with retired U.S. Navy Adm. William H. McRaven to talk about his life, the capture of Saddam Hussein and millennials.

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Media Mention May 31, 2019

Deaths continue at Hampton Roads Regional Jail; critics say leaders lack urgency

At least 22 people have died at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail since 2015, and officials have been slow to act and transparent when they do. Institutional reform doesn’t come easily, said Michele Deitch, a jail oversight expert and senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the School of Law at The University of Texas at Austin.

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