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Houston Schools Ban Suspensions in Early Grades
February 12, 2016, Texas Observer

Child advocacy group calls for state to increase funding for pre-k
September 23, 2014, Austin American Statesman

How to Get Kids to Class
August 25, 2014, New York Times

CHIP merits support
August 22, 2014, Houston Chronicle

Uninsured residents in Texas counties
April 17, 2013, Houston Chronicle

Insurers Join Former Adversaries to Publicize Health Law
November 29, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek

Why Texans need more Medicaid
August 4, 2012, Austin American-Statesman

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