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NewsAugust 9, 2017

SXSW PanelPicker: Vote for LBJ at SXSW

PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform, and the LBJ School has two panels up for vote! Amplify the LBJ School’s SXSW presence and vote during PanelPicker Community Voting from August 7 – August 25. 

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NewsMay 2, 2017

Dr. Cynthia Osborne Appointed to National Academy of Sciences Committee, Expands Research in Key Areas of Health, Social Policy

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) has appointed Dr. Cynthia Osborne, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and one of the country’s foremost health and social policy researchers, to a 12-member interdisciplinary committee tasked with reducing the number of children living in poverty in the United States by 50 percent within ten years.

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NewsJanuary 19, 2017

INNOVATION BOUND: The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research

In an annual celebration, the LBJ School community will convene on February 8, 2017, to celebrate the published works of our distinguished faculty and impassioned students.

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NewsJanuary 30, 2014

Cynthia Osborne Elected to APPAM Policy Council

Cynthia Osborne, the Director of the Child and Family Research Partnership and an Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, has been elected to a four-year term on the Policy Council of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

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NewsSeptember 10, 2013

Osborne Evaluates Texas Home Visiting Program for Texas HHSC

Increased federal investments in early childhood programs have opened up many new opportunities for states, including the expansion of home visiting programs, which are designed to improve a variety of outcomes for at-risk young children and their families.

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NewsFebruary 8, 2013

83rd Texas State Legislature Faculty Experts Guide

The 83rd Texas State Legislature is in full swing and while the state budget, education finance and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.

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NewsSeptember 21, 2012

Opening the Black Box on Education: High-Stakes Accountability Examined

This issue of how to best prepare students is at the forefront of national and state debates. Global competitors continue to surpass the United States in areas of education and labor force measures. Growing high school drop out rates, among other striking statistics, bring the debate about how to objectively measure student achievement to the forefront. LBJ School faculty continue to inform the debate with rigorous and innovative education policy research.

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NewsJanuary 3, 2012

LBJ School Selected as Independent Evaluator by i3 Grant Recipient Texas Tech University

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs was selected as the independent evaluator of a new educator preparation project by Texas Tech University. The faculty and staff of the Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ), an initiative of the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy, will perform the evaluation.

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New Analysis from LBJ School’s Child and Family Research Partnership Shows Short-Term Savings of $142 Million from Pre-K for State of Texas


LBJ School policy professor, Dr. Cynthia Osborne, and her research group, the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP), recently analyzed pre-Kindergarten data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Their analysis shows that in addition to the educational and developmental benefits for kids, the benefits of the Texas public prekindergarten program (Texas pre-K) also add up to short-term savings for schools.

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Who Fails to Pay Child Support? Moms, At A Higher Rate Than Dads

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