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Former Education Secretary William Bennett to Discuss Education Policy at UT Austin

William Bennett will discuss “Education Policy and the American Future” at a public lecture sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. When: 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 Where: Julius Glickman Conference Center, room 1.302B, in the College of Liberal…   » Continue Reading

Sociology, Economics Researchers Receive Grant to Study Development Across the Human Lifespan

University of Texas at Austin sociologist Chandra Muller and economist Sandra Black have received a $3.2 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study the effects of cognition on health, mortality, education and employment from high school and beyond. The findings will provide important insights into three key areas of American public policy — health care, economics and education reform.

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

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.

LBJ School of Public Affairs to Generate First Texas Statewide Measure of Teacher Effectiveness

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has contracted with The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs to develop a comprehensive metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement under the direction of the school’s Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ).