Inside Higher Ed

Apr. 7, 2015
Plausible Promises?
Nearly a decade after the Kalamazoo Promise launched to nationwide buzz, the fanfare around promise programs has remained strong. Several cities, large and small, are considering launching their own versions of the programs — in which they pledge help for their residents to pay for college.

Dec. 11, 2014
TSP Researchers to Investigate Bond Funding, Student Outcomes
U.S. school districts regularly turn to bonds to fund building renovation and construction, classroom modernization and technology enhancements. Researchers at UT Dallas’ Texas Schools Project are investigating whether those investments pay off when it comes to student success.

Oct. 25, 2014
The Economist: The Geography of Joblessness – Kain’s Spatial-Mismatch Hypothesis Re-Affirmed
In the OECD, a club mostly of rich countries, nearly 45m people are unemployed. Of these, 16m have been seeking work for over a year. Many put this apparently intractable scourge down to workers’ inadequate skills or overgenerous welfare states. But might geography also play a role? In a paper published in 1965, John Kain, an economist at Harvard University, proposed what came to be known as the “spatial-mismatch hypothesis”.

June 16, 2014
Researcher Joins Class of Greater Texas Foundation Fellows
Dr. Rodney Andrews, director of the Texas Schools Project at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been named a member of the second cohort of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows. The three-year program builds research and teaching abilities of Texas college tenure-track faculty working in areas related to student success.

Feb. 25, 2014
Four New Projects on Tap for Education Research Center
Researchers from six universities across the country recently were approved for new projects using data from the UT Dallas Education Research Center (UTD-ERC). The center’s joint advisory board accepted the four research projects, which focus on Texas students, teachers and schools, on Dec. 9.