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Early Childhood Education Briefing: Economic ROI for Austin

Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, high-quality universal preschool education for all young children is the focus of renewed attention. The United Way for Greater Austin invites the Austin media to join early childhood education advocates on Tuesday, March 19, and learn more about how universal preschool will impact Austin’s families and…   » Continue Reading

Tower Lighting Dec. 8 and 9 to Honor Fall Graduates

The University of Texas at Austin’s Tower will be lighted orange with “12” displayed on the sides of the building windows Dec. 8 and 9 to honor about 3,100 students receiving degrees at the end of this fall semester.

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Higher Ground: To the collaborators on the New Hope anti-poverty project--among them Dr. Aletha Huston, professor of human development and family sciences in the School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas at Austin--welfare reform was more than just a challenge. It was an opportunity. Things were changing. States and cities were experimenting. If it was inevitable that some places would make bad decisions about how to help (or not help) the poor, it was also inevitable that some places would improve on the old system.