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

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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The Gold

Posted by Elia Moreno

I sit and look across the field before me, completely covered with young people. From where I sit they all look like ants. Tents set up on the top of each hill all filled with laughter and food. 

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Do all the good you can

Posted by Elia Moreno

I was feeling wimpy, alas an opportunity to rest. Again this morning I am feeling puny but I couldn't get my self to stay in bed.

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My White Skirt

Posted by Elia Moreno

I was careful all day, not to soil my cute white skirt. I succeeded.  It was 5:00 and my skirt, still white. My phone rang, a potential Neighbor. "Mina," she said. "Hello Mina, how can I help you?" She spoke softly, "Can you stop by my house today?"

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Texas Posts Top High School Graduation Rates, Again

Posted by Morgan Smith Texas Tribune

As Texas education officials announced the third year of record-breaking high school graduation rates on Tuesday, critics continued to raise questions about the method the state uses to calculate them.

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Does AP U.S. History Contain Common Core?

Posted by Morgan Smith Texas Tribune

Hey, Texplainer: If high school students take AP U.S. history, does that mean they are studying Common Core? Wouldn't that be illegal in Texas?

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