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USNWR 2020 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks Top 10

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

News September 16, 2019

Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) to receive LBJ School outstanding alumni honors

Former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams and Plugerville city councilmember and community advocate Rudy Metayer will be honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 20.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16), recipients of the 2019 LBJ Outstanding Alumni Awards
September 18, 2019

LBJ DC Fellows find inspiration and empowerment at the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference

At the invitation of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), LBJ DC Concentration students were able to attend the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference Sept. 10-11. The conference brings together "key partners and thought leaders& from a wide range of sectors and industries to examine critical issues affecting the Latino community and our nation." Four students reflect on their experience at the conference.

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LBJ DC Fellows at the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference
Feature September 4, 2019

Applications for Fall 2020 entry are OPEN. What you need to know

Public policy is a call to service that requires commitment, compassion, creativity, courage and a passion to help shape the world and make it better. The LBJ School, a top 10 public policy school, has a unique combination of spirit, purpose and will that will give you opportunities and show you how to make a difference. 

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Students from the 2019–20 LBJ cohort pose in a photo booth at Gone to Texas 2019

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Media Mention September 15, 2019
Virginia Jails Struggle to Screen Inmates, Prevent Suicides

Suicide has long been the leading cause of death in jails around the country.

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Media Mention September 12, 2019
What Austin can learn about traffic, housing, homelessness from similar US cities

Government and business leaders from these peer cities shared some of their experiences addressing land use, affordable housing, mass transit and homelessness to attendees of a Real Estate Council of Austin event.

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Media Mention September 10, 2019
Report on migrant children documents the painfully obvious

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG)’s new report found the Trump administration’s policy changes in 2018 exacerbated the mental health needs of “unaccompanied alien children” in their custody. 

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News September 20, 2019
Beyond the classroom: Health services in schools and how they pay for them

My first year in the classroom, like those of most teachers, was filled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class — 22 small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps. As the place where these children spent the bulk of their waking hours, school was the discovery point for new ailments as well as the rehabilitation center to put kids back into the flow of learning after a period of illness.

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News September 20, 2019
Evaluation of CCCCO's Financial Literacy Pilot Initiative webinar

On Sept. 17, 2019, RMC researchers Ashweeta Patnaik, Cynthia Juniper and Greg Cumpton conducted a webinar for the evaluation of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office's Financial Literacy Pilot. The webinar was hosted by Ruby Nieto from the California Community College Chancellor's Office. Attendees included representatives from the 16 colleges participating in the pilot.

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News September 19, 2019
Texas public school finance: the special education struggle

The state of special education in Texas is grave. Following federal investigation, Texas was found to be in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in January 2018. For the past 15 years, Texas policy has effectively capped special education enrollment at 8.5 percent, violating requirements for the state to provide a free and appropriate education to every student (FAPE) and to identify every child with a disability in the state (Child Find).

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