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Intercultural Development Research Association, 2014
This infographic shows how Texas public schools are losing one out of four students. The statistics show that schools are twice as likely to lose Hispanic students and Black students before they graduate, and universal high school education is at least a quarter of a century away. The flyer also provides information on getting informed, getting…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Dropouts
Houston Independent School District, 2013
The Apollo 20 project was launched during the 2010-2011 school year to accelerate Houston Independent School District's (HISD's) efforts to improve student performance in every school and close the achievement gap districtwide. This partnership with EdLabs at Harvard University incorporates best practices from successful public and charter schools…
Descriptors: School Districts, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Partnerships in Education
Fry, Richard; Gonzales, Felisa – Pew Hispanic Center, 2008
The number of Hispanic students in the nation's public schools nearly doubled from 1990 to 2006, accounting for 60% of the total growth in public school enrollments over that period. Strong growth in Hispanic enrollment is expected to continue for decades, according to population projection by the U.S. Census Bureau. Using data from the 2006…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Poverty, Family (Sociological Unit), Community Surveys
Stevens, Tara; Agnello, Mary Frances; Ramirez, Janie; Marbley, Aretha; Hamman, Doug – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2007
Project FUTURE is one component of a multifaceted approach in the Northwest Texas region to target Hispanic and African-American youth, encouraging them to go through school with a desire to complete education programs leading to professional credentialing in teaching. Project FUTURE inspires students to believe that they can attend Texas Tech…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Youth, Career Development, Models
Denton, Jon J.; Davis, Trina J.; Smith, Ben L.; Strader, R. Arlen; Clark, Francis E.; Wang, Li – eEducation Group, 2005
This multi-year program was based on the premise a digital divide exists between the technology skill levels of public school faculties compared to those of undergraduate teacher education candidates. The Technology Mentor Fellowship Program (TMFP) matched technologically-proficient pre-service teachers with K-12 teachers to model technology as an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Mentors, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration
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Nagel, Paul B.; Earl, Richard A. – Social Studies, 2003
In this article, the authors show how oceanography can enlighten and energize the teaching of middle- and high-school social studies on a grade-by-grade basis, and they describe "hooks" from oceanography that will heighten students' interest in various social studies topics. They base the article on their own experiences--as a…
Descriptors: State Standards, Oceanography, Geography, Geography Instruction