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ERIC Number: ED560193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
College Bound & Determined
Bojorquez, Hector
Intercultural Development Research Association
Intercultural Development Research Association's latest high school attrition study shows that Texas high schools lose one out of every four students before they graduate. Since 1986, schools in Texas have lost a total of more than 3.3 million students. Despite small improvements over the last several years, at the current pace, universal high school education is almost a quarter century away. By then, Texas is projected to lose another 3 million students who will leave schools without a diploma and without even minimal preparation to compete in a rapidly changing workforce. This publication seeks to make the case that all students deserve an equitable, excellent, and college bound education by using the Quality Schools Action Framework to tell the story of how one school district has brought that ideal closer to reality for all students. Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Daniel King, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA) has transformed itself from a district with low achievement and low expectations into a district where all students are expected to graduate ready to start college. This publication documents some of what takes place at PSJA so that communities and schools across the country will advocate for meaningful change in their districts so that we may stem back the tide that threatens to dim our future.
Intercultural Development Research Association. 5835 Callaghan Road Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: TG Public Benefit (TG)
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association
Identifiers - Location: Texas