The University of Texas at Austin is one of the public universities with the most top-ranked schools and academic programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released this morning. The university has five programs ranked No. 1 and 49 schools and specialties ranked among the nation’s top 10.
Sherri Greenberg talks about proposed legislation related to school finance.
Bobby Inman, a committee member of the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education, says tuition hikes can be blamed on "declining state funding."
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.
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.