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…
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 "The first book-length study of Operation Blockade and its impact on human rights in the border region.
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.
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)
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.)
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)