American Graduate Champions

No Excuses University

No Excuses University

Doug Curry talks about how the No Excuses University program is helping kids graduate h...

Eveline Rivers

Eveline Rivers

Panhandle PBS Champion Eveline Rivers talks about the Sunshine Cottage

Snack Pack 4 Kids

Snack Pack 4 Kids

A look at Snack Pack 4 Kids.

Mentoring for Success

Mentoring for Success

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

Panhandle Twenty/20

Panhandle Twenty/20

Anette Carlisle talks about how Panhandle Twenty/20 is helping with Educational Attainm...

The Future of Higher Ed

The Future of Higher Ed

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

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

Analysis: Schools Are Changing, and Not the Way You Might Think

Posted by Ross Ramsey - The Texas Tribune at

The public school population in Texas has grown dramatically, and in a way some might find surprising: Most of the growth has come in the numbers of economically disadvantaged students.

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Law Allows More College Credits for High Schoolers

Posted by Matthews Watkins - The Texas Tribune at

High school Advanced Placement students should be able to earn more college credits under a bill signed by Gov. Greg Abbott this month, a change that will save students and universities millions of dollars.  

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Father’s Day? No Problem.

Posted by Beau Waldrop at

As we approach this Father’s Day, here's an activity for the whole family.

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Terrible Lizards, Feather Heads, and Awesome Dads!

Posted by Beau Waldrop at

This Father’s Day, Dr. Aaron Pan from the Don Harrington Discovery Center introduces you to some dinosaur fathers.

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School Finance Proposal on Life Support

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune at

A school finance plan that would result in an extra $800 million for public education faces dim prospects in the dwindling weeks of the legislative session, a top House lawmaker said Tuesday.

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Furry, Jurassic Mommies and Eutherian Mammals

Posted by Dr. Aaron Pan - Don Harrington Discovery Center at

Around 160 million years ago in China, a small, furry, shrew-like mammal scurried around tree limbs and trunks in a subtropical, humid forest.  This diminutive creature tipped the scales at around 15 – 17 grams (about the weight of 3 quarters) and feasted on insects. 

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House Public Ed Committee to Consider Pre-K Bills

Posted by Ryan McCrimmon - Texas Tribune at

The Texas House Public Education Committee will take up six bills on pre-kindergarten education Tuesday, including a plan offering incentives for full-day pre-K programs and higher curriculum and teacher quality standards. 

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Patrick Unveils First Round of Education Proposals

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune at

Virtual learning, A-through-F school ratings and teacher quality were among the topics covered by broad slate of education reform bills announced by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Education Chairman Larry Taylor on Tuesday. 

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Judge Urges Lawmakers to Fix School Finance

Posted by Eva Hershaw - Texas Tribune at

District Judge John Dietz, who found the Texas school finance system unconstitutional last year, told teachers Sunday that Texas is "dooming a generation" of children. The Legislature, not the courts, should fix the problems, he said. 

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State Exams Once Again Target of Texas Lawmakers

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune at

Texas lawmakers took aim at the state’s standardized testing system Thursday as they considered a proposal to allow high school seniors to graduate even if they fail state exams.  

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