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Media MentionNovember 4, 2020

Why 'close-call' presidential elections are happening more often

Although the country has historically seen some incredibly tight elections—including a literal tie in 1800—polarization is making such victories increasingly likely.

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NewsJune 9, 2020

LBJ faculty lauded for achievements during 2019–20 academic year

While this past academic year saw some remarkable changes in the academic process, the continued excellence of LBJ School faculty remained constant. Here is a collection of the recognition that LBJ faculty garnered in 2019–20.

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Media MentionMay 12, 2020

Coronavirus school shutdowns could worsen achievement gap

Experts say school systems will need to be flexible whenever schools restart and should be willing to allow some children to repeat a grade. LBJ's Paul von Hippel sees the potential problems that could arise from an extended lockdown. "Unlike during summer breaks, when schools might ask students to read a few books, many schools are now asking parents to supervise distance learning that is supposed to replicate the classes they are missing.

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Media MentionMay 11, 2020

COVID-19 school closings may spur childhood obesity, experts warn

LBJ's Paul von Hippel is among the experts who discuss the potential for childhood obesity that could arise from kids being away from school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Media MentionApril 21, 2020

Prolonged school closures could be very costly for America's students

Prolonged school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic are likely to have a major and negative affect on children’s learning, according to a wide range of experts — leaving some students behind academically for years to come, and even leading to meaningful lost income over the course of their lifetimes. LBJ's Paul von Hippel "notes that we do have evidence from other kinds of school year disruptions that all point to problems. ... Having kids out of school is bad, and especially bad for poor children."

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Media MentionApril 9, 2020

How will the coronavirus crisis affect children's learning? Unequally.

It's not a vacation. There's still half a semester of curriculum to learn, writes LBJ's Paul on Hippel.

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Media MentionApril 9, 2020

Philadelphia is delaying online teaching for 7 weeks. It doesn't need to.

Paul von Hippel notes that the district believes that only half its students have home internet. The true number may be closer to 80 to 90 percent.

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Media MentionSeptember 6, 2019

True or false: The summer learning slide is real

Researchers are looking afresh at an influential study that showed the achievement gap between rich and poor students widens during summers.

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NewsJuly 18, 2019

LBJ Professor Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

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Media MentionJune 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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