Education Policy

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.

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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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