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New Brief: Short-term Savings Associated with Texas Pre-K Nearly $142 Million Per Year

April 29, 2015early childhood

Recent analyses of data from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) show that economically disadvantaged children who attended a Texas public prekindergarten program (Texas pre-K) are less likely to be retained or participate in special education programs in first, second, or third grades. CFRP compared rates of retention and special education services among economically disadvantaged first, [...]

4/28/15 Event at the Capitol: A Bold New Agenda by the Next Generation of Leaders

April 22, 2015events, lbj, osborne

The Honorable Sen. Rodney Ellis is hosting “Ensuring Sustainable Employment – A Bold New Agenda,” a presentation by LBJ graduate students at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, April 28 at 12:15 p.m. in Legislative Conference Room E2.002A. The students are in CFRP Director Dr. Cynthia Osborne‘s Policy Research Project (PRP) class and will share their yearlong research [...]

CFRP Paper: Understanding Today’s Changing Families, Family Court Review

April 20, 2015family instability, fathers

More than 40% of children in the US are now born outside of marriage. While their unmarried parents may have high expectations for the future, they are particularly vulnerable to financial and relationship instability. CFRP’s Cynthia Osborne and Nora Ankrum explore this issue in newly published paper, “Understanding Today’s Changing Families,” Family Court Review. Link [...]

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