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Voter Information in the Digital Age: Grading State Election Websites, by Ava Alexandar, Robert M. Stern, and Tracy Westen (2012). “This report examines the extent to which state election websites provide voters with sufficient information to make informed decisions. It assesses the quantity and quality of candidate and ballot measure information offered by state and District of Columbia election websites. … The report recommends ways to improve all state election websites.” (Executive…

Voter Information in the Digital Age: Grading State Election Websites, by Ava Alexandar, Robert M. Stern, and Tracy Westen (2012). “This report examines the extent to which state election websites provide voters with sufficient information to make informed decisions. It assesses the quantity and quality of candidate and ballot measure information offered by state and District of Columbia election websites. … The report recommends ways to improve all state election websites.” (Executive…

Give Us the Ballot : With the 2016 presidential race on the horizon and new candidates popping up in our newsfeeds daily, now is the perfect time to take a real and honest look at the history of the voting rights in America. But don’t think all you’re getting is a history lesson. Ari Berman, a writer for the Nation and investigative journalism fellow at the Nation Institute, takes readers from the Jim Crow laws to modern day America, and proves that the fight isn’t completely over...

Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America / Ari Berman.

Don't Throw Feathers at Chickens: A Collection of Texas Political Humor, by Charles Herring, Jr. and Walter Richter; introduction by Ann Richards (1992). "The authors … have rounded up a generous collection of stories, one-liners, and anecdotes that all really happened in the Texas political scene." (Website)

Don't Throw Feathers at Chickens: A Collection of Texas Political Humor, by Charles Herring, Jr. and Walter Richter; introduction by Ann Richards (1992). "The authors … have rounded up a generous collection of stories, one-liners, and anecdotes that all really happened in the Texas political scene." (Website)

Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation That Remade Immigration Enforcement, by Timothy J. Dunn (2009). "The first book-length study of Operation Blockade and its impact on human rights in the border region." (Website)

Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation That Remade Immigration Enforcement, by Timothy J. Dunn "The first book-length study of Operation Blockade and its impact on human rights in the border region.

The Old West, Pictorialized by Joe Ruiz Grandee (1971). “The contemporary Western artist, Joe Ruiz Grandee, was the first official artist of Texas [1971-72] and is represented by 41 works in this exhibition catalogue, including paintings, drawings, engravings on metal and sculptures.” (Website)

The Old West Pictorialized

From Soldier to Student, II by Lesley McBain, Young M. Kim, Bryan J. Cook, and Kathy M. Snead (2012). Updates the 2009 study of college and university programs, services, and policies available for veterans and military service members. Examines policy changes since 2009 based on both legislative changes and increased enrollment by veterans. Provides information on average enrollment, types of services offered, placement of services within the institutional structure, and financial aid.

From Soldier to Student, II by Lesley McBain, Young M. Kim, Bryan J. Cook, and Kathy M. Snead (2012). Updates the 2009 study of college and university programs, services, and policies available for veterans and military service members. Examines policy changes since 2009 based on both legislative changes and increased enrollment by veterans. Provides information on average enrollment, types of services offered, placement of services within the institutional structure, and financial aid.

Books

Up Against the Wall Re-Imagining the U.-Mexico Border By Edward S. Casey and Mary Watkins

Along the Early Trails of the Southwest, by Wayne Gard et al.; introduction by John H. Jenkins; illustrated by Melvin C. Warren [Texas State Artist, 1972-73] (1969). “From the days of Spanish exploration through the era of American migration to the West, and on to the great cattle-trailing days, the story of the pioneers’ highway is told.” (Front Cover)

Along the Early Trails of the Southwest, by Wayne Gard et al.; introduction by John H. Jenkins; illustrated by Melvin C. Warren [Texas State Artist, 1972-73] (1969). “From the days of Spanish exploration through the era of American migration to the West, and on to the great cattle-trailing days, the story of the pioneers’ highway is told.” (Front Cover)

Reducing Teen Childbearing Among Latinos: An Innovative Anti-Poverty Strategy. A report from Child Trends (2013). “We have created detailed logic models that identify key program elements for an intervention model that can be piloted and then refined based on further evaluation … Our intention was to draw on both research and input from practitioners, youth, and parents to develop an intervention approach that can be effective.” (Executive Summary)

Reducing Teen Childbearing Among Latinos: An Innovative Anti-Poverty Strategy. A report from Child Trends (2013). “We have created detailed logic models that identify key program elements for an intervention model that can be piloted and then refined based on further evaluation … Our intention was to draw on both research and input from practitioners, youth, and parents to develop an intervention approach that can be effective.” (Executive Summary)

Undermining Pell: How Colleges Compete for Wealthy Students and Leave the Low-Income Behind, by Stephen Burd (2013). “This report presents a new analysis of … U.S. Department of Education data showing the “net price” — the amount students pay after all grant aid has been exhausted — for low-income students. The analysis shows that hundreds of colleges expect the neediest students to pay an amount that is equal to or even more than their families’ yearly earnings.” (Intro.)

Undermining Pell: How Colleges Compete for Wealthy Students and Leave the Low-Income Behind, by Stephen Burd (2013). “This report presents a new analysis of … U.S. Department of Education data showing the “net price” — the amount students pay after all grant aid has been exhausted — for low-income students. The analysis shows that hundreds of colleges expect the neediest students to pay an amount that is equal to or even more than their families’ yearly earnings.” (Intro.)

Out of School and Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools, by Daniel J. Losen and Tia Elena Martinez (2013). “In this first of a kind breakdown of data from over 26,000 … schools, Civil Rights Project researchers estimate that well over 2 million students were suspended [in 2009-2010]. … We are publishing this report because of the serious academic implications these statistics have for students who attend schools with high suspension rates.” (Exec. Sum.)

Out of School and Off Track: The Overuse of Suspensions in American Middle and High Schools. Racial disparities in discipline surely affect academic achievement and engagement

Texas Constitution: Includes Amendments Through the November 3, 2015, Constitutional Amendment Election (2016).

Texas Constitution: Includes Amendments Through the November Constitutional Amendment Election

Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002, by Benjamin Mârquez (2014). “A senior scholar of Latino political action examines the intriguing incongruities in post–WWII Texas politics, particularly the curious flourishing of Latino leadership during the state’s simultaneous transition to conservatism.” (Website)

A senior scholar of Latino political action examines the intriguing incongruities in post–WWII Texas politics, particularly the curious flourishing of Latino leadership during the state’s simultaneous transition to conservatism.

A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways: High-Impact Practices for Community College Student Success. A report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (2014). "This report focuses on the critical next-level challenge in community college work: strengthening student success by identifying the educational practices that matter most and integrating them into coherent academic and career pathways for all students." (Quote from report)

A Matter of Degrees: Practices to Pathways: High-Impact Practices for Community College Student Success. A report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement (2014). "This report focuses on the critical next-level challenge in community college work: strengthening student success by identifying the educational practices that matter most and integrating them into coherent academic and career pathways for all students." (Quote from report)

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