Topic: Texas legislature

University Leads Efforts to Create Suicide Prevention Video

April 21, 2016
Student speaks about warning signs in suicide prevention video.

UT Austin led a statewide task force to create an educational video on suicide prevention available for use by all colleges and universities in Texas.

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Texas Lawmakers Should Use Evidence-Based Policy More Often

Sept. 2, 2015
Texas Capitol with Flags

Texas is not yet part of the movement for evidence-based policy, but it should be. Until the state makes better use of evidence, it will throw good money after bad at failing programs, while programs with greater potential languish in obscurity.

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Trust the data: Pre-K is good for Texas kids

April 30, 2015
Kindergarten Class

Texas lawmakers should remember that high-quality pre-K is good for children and is a cost-effective policy for the state.

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UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows Strong Support for 'Rainy Day' Funding of Water Projects

June 20, 2013

Sixty-eight percent of registered Texas voters support spending $2 billion from the state's "Rainy Day Fund" on water infrastructure projects across the state, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

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Alternative Diploma Option Offers Chance for High-Achieving Texas Students to Graduate Early

Dec. 20, 2012

High-achieving Texas high school students will have the opportunity to graduate up to a year ahead of schedule under a first of its kind program being piloted by The University of Texas at Austin and Texas AandM University. The Early Readiness High School Graduation Option, established by the Texas Legislature in 2009, allows participating school districts to grant diplomas to students who are certified as "college ready" by the state's flagship research institutions, even if the students have not completed all of the credits typically required for high school graduation.

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