Last year Congress repealed a federal rule that would have required states to rank teacher-preparation programs according to their graduates’ impact on student test scores. Yet 21 states and Washington, DC still choose to rank programs in this way. Can student test performance reliably identify more and less effective teacher-preparation programs? In a new article for Education Next, Paul T. von Hippel of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and Laura Bellows of Duke University find that the answer is usually no.
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On Tuesday, May 1, the Churchill Downs race track held a random draw to determine the post positions of horses entered in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. New research from Paul von Hippel, an associate professor of public affairs, and LBJ School master’s students George Basaly, Ashlee Frandell and Laura Santos finds that post position may not matter at all. In fact, the research finds post position has little or no effect on a horse’s chances to win, place or show.
Six LBJ School students wrote a bill to improve coordination between high schools and higher education institutions regarding dual-credit courses.
People tend to blame academic setbacks on summer vacation, but LBJ researcher Paul von Hippel says the real culprit is economic in nature.
Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.
Paul von Hippel's research confronts childhood obesity risks.
Paul von Hippel's research suggests the potential for childhood weight gain goes up when kids are out of school.
Childhood Obesity and Diabetes Prevention: Understand the Dangers of Soda and Sugar Consumption Among Kids
Research findings suggest that the summer months—when children are out of school—are an important area of focus in combating childhood obesity.
Research suggests summer break is a high-risk time when it comes to childhood obesity.
Paul von Hippel's research suggests schools can't fully solve the issues behind childhood obesity.
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