Topic: Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis

Policy Report: High School Graduation Requirements Show Promise for African American, Latino Students

Oct. 28, 2013

New high school graduation requirements in Texas will significantly affect academic achievement in the state, particularly for low-income students of color, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Raising Minimum Wage Lifts Single Mothers Out of Poverty and Boosts U.S. Economy, Policy Report Shows

Dec. 19, 2012

Raising the minimum wage to a living wage begins the cycle of lifting single mothers out of poverty, according to a policy report released by the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis (IUPRA) at The University of Texas at Austin.

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New Black Studies Doctoral Program a First for Texas, Region

Oct. 30, 2012

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral program in Black Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, marking a first for the university, the state of Texas, and the American South and Southwest. The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) in the College of Liberal Arts will administer the new degree program.

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Education Forum to Examine High-Stakes Testing and Accountability in Texas

Sept. 13, 2012

To better inform and engage parents, educators, legislators and advocates in discussion of these issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host "Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing and Accountability" on Sept. 24. The event is free and open to the public.

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