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Snack Pack 4 Kids

Snack Pack 4 Kids

Snack Pack 4 Kids now only feeds hungry kids, it helps kids learn.

No Excuses

No Excuses

Doug Curry talks about how No Excuses University is helping kids.

Eveline Rivers

Eveline Rivers

How the Sunshine Cottage helps moms and kids get an education.

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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education

Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart talks about the future of higher education.

ACE Scholarship Program

ACE Scholarship Program

Learn about the ACE Scholarship Program and how it's helping high students get a college education.

Poverty and Perspective

Poverty and Perspective

Anette Carlisle talks about poverty and perspective in the Texas Panhandle.

No Excuses University

No Excuses University

Doug Curry talks about No Excuses University and how the program affects students in the Texas Panhandle.

Panhandle Twenty/20

Panhandle Twenty/20

Anette Carlisle talks about how Panhandle Twenty/20 is helping with Educational Attainment in the Texas Panhandle.

Mentoring for Success

Mentoring for Success

Doug Curry talks about how mentoring students can help students succeed,

Neighborhood Navigators

Neighborhood Navigators

Making the journey out of poverty

Education Barriers

Education Barriers

Jacob Workman talks to Elia Moreno about Education Barriers.

Educational Success

Educational Success

How can students achieve educational success?

Resources

Resources

Resources

Check out the dozens of resources to help students graduate.

Watch Online

Watch Online

Check out interviews with Damon Lopez and Dr. Donna Beegle.

Student Video Contest

Student Video Contest

Check out the student submitted videos encouraging their friends to stay in school.

American Graduate

Rising Graduation Rates Spark Renewed Doubts

Posted by Morgan Smith Texas Tribune

The percentage of Texas students earning their high school diplomas on time exceeds that of nearly every other state. But the state’s headway with graduation rates hasn't been matched by similar success in measures that track students’ college and career readiness, prompting questions about what it takes to earn a high school diploma.  

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For Poor Students, Getting to College is Just the Start of the Challenge

Posted by Dianna Douglas KERA News

As part of the KERA Yearbook project, students in North Texas talked about the strong headwinds they face as they pursue their college dreams — and college officials explained how they're trying to help. 

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SBOE Members Question Teacher Prep Requirements

Posted by Morgan Smith

Texas education officials took an initial step Thursday toward asking the state to reconsider raising the minimum college GPA needed for prospective educators to enter certification programs.

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With Pre-K Grant, Texas Switches Gears on Federal Cash

Posted by Morgan Smith

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and Race to the Top, Texas will participate in a signature Obama administration program focused on early childhood education.

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Texas Schools Get Military Gear Through Federal Program

Posted by Morgan Smith

Texas school districts dominate the list of those receiving military equipment — including firearms and armored vehicles — through a federal initiative, according to a letter sent by a coalition of civil rights and education advocacy groups to the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday.

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Two Sides

Posted by Doug Curry

When you enter any school as a teacher, in particular a school with special challenges, which, by the way, all schools have, there will always be a struggle as to which you side you take. There is the side of hope and the side of hopelessness.

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In School Finance Battle, Legal Fees Accumulate

Posted by Morgan Smith Texas Tribune

Texas school districts will have accumulated a legal tab of over $8.5 million in the course of challenging the state's school finance system — a sum that the state will have to pay if they prevail.

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Van de Putte Hits Patrick on School Finance Votes

Posted by Alexa Ura Texas Tribune

Leticia Van de Putte, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said Wednesday that her GOP opponent, Dan Patrick, was “rewriting history” by taking credit for the restoration of some education funding cuts. Patrick's campaign hit back at the criticism.

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Abbott Wants Credit for Massive Online Courses

Posted by Reeve Hamilton Texas Tribune

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge of his plans say.  

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Davis Calls for Expanded Technical Job Training

Posted by Edgar Walters Texas Tribune

Saying she wants to expand Texas high schoolers’ access to technical job training programs, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan to create a Career-Technical Coordinating Board.

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