Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest
 
       A College and Career Readiness Newsfeed for the State of Texas
 
               Issue 12  | January  2015
 
  
  

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Data Fellows Help Disseminate College Readiness Information 

The Data Fellows of Texas, comprised of one representative from each of the 20 education service centers (ESC), were selected to inform K-12 educational leaders about publicly available Texas higher education data. TXCCRN recently interviewed ESC Region 20's Data Fellow, Victoria Bustos, to get an inside look at what tools are now available to the public.

 

  

 TEA and ESC 13 Release Online College Readiness Tool


With the launch of the new Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center (OCCRRC), TXCCRN interviewed one of its key developers, Steve Frank, ESC 13's College and Career Readiness Coordinator. The following interview provides an inside look at the tool's purpose and workings. 

 

  

 University of Houston Workshop Explores Appreciative Approach to College and Career Readiness


Appreciative Advising is a theory-to-practice framework for building relationships with students that can positively impact student success. Under the sponsorship of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and as a Gulf Coast Region College Readiness partner, the University of Houston hosted a professional development workshop to explore An Appreciative Approach to College and Career Readiness.

 

  

The Progress of the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success 

(GCPASS) Initiative

 

The GCPASS initiative seeks to improve college readiness and success in affiliated K-12 districts and community college partners. TXCCRN recently interviewed June Giddings, Grant Manager and Post-Secondary Success Coach of Houston A+ Challenge, to get an in-depth look at the GCPASS project and the organization's goals, tactics, and progress. 

 

               
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In This Issue

Data Fellows Help Disseminate College Readiness Information 

TEA and ESC 13 Release Online College Readiness Tool

The Progress of the Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GCPASS) Initiative

University of Houston Workshop Explores Appreciative Approach to College and Career Readiness

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The Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest is part of TXCCRN, which is sponsored by a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant to   
the University of Houston.

 

Editor:  
Amy Williams, aewilliams10@uh.edu   

 

Special Thanks to:  

Steve Frank, steve.frank@esc13.txed.net

Victoria Bustos, victoria.bustos@esc20.net

June Giddings, jgiddings@houstonaplus.org

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu

Matt Lashlee, matt.lashlee@thecb.state.tx.us

 

 

  Contributing Editors: 

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu

June Giddings, jgiddings@houstonaplus.org 

  

www.thecb.state.tx.us 

www.tea.state.tx.us 


 

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