Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest
 
             A College and Career Readiness Newsfeed for the State of Texas
 
               Issue 9  | September 2014
 
  
  

Education Week 2014

The Educational Policy Institute and the EPI Foundation are co-hosting Education Week this fall in San Antonio, Texas. This year's Education Week features three signature EPI events, including the Retention 101 Certification Workshop, the Retention 2014 Student Success Symposium, EPI Forum on Education and the Economy.

All are invited
September 28 - October 3, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
University of Texas San Antonio


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 Transition Texas Launched This Fall 


With the beginning of the 2014 - 2015 school year, 11 community colleges across Texas unveiled a new college and career readiness (CCR) program that can be utilized in both 2 and 4-year institutions of higher education (IHE). 

 

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 The Adventures of AVATAR:  

Three Years of Progress


In its first three years, the focus of AVATAR has been on college readiness and success of students as they enter higher education core curriculum courses. 

Examples of projects undertaken to promote common understandings among teachers include "unwrapping the standards" in Region 20, lesson study in Region 9, and learning from students' interactive notebooks in 
Region 16.

 

  

CRAfT: New School Year Updates and House Bill 5 Reminders

The 2014-2015 school year has officially begun, and now is the perfect time to think about the College Readiness Assignments (CRAs). CRAs are free tools available for use in high school, developmental, and introductory college courses. 

               
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Contact us with your comments, questions, or CCR news you would like to share with the Network!
  
In This Issue

Transition Texas Launched 
this Fall

The Adventures of AVATAR: Three Years of Progress

CRAfT: New School Year Updates and House Bill 5 Reminders

College and Career Readiness Headlines

Spotlight Events
College and Career Readiness Headlines

 

Community College Spotlight

National Center for Education Statistics




Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Visit our 
newsroom to read more college and career readiness headlines.
Spotlight Events
 
September 17, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 PM CDT
Online Webinar

September 16, 17, or 19
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Edinburg, Texas

September 22 - 26, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dallas, Texas

September 30, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
San Antonio, Texas

October 23, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Austin, Texas

November 6, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Austin, Texas

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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:  

Claudette Jenks, claudette.jenks@thecb.state.tx.us 

Emily Johnson, emily.johnson@austin.utexas.edu

Jean Keller, jean.keller@unt.edu

Mary Harris, mary.harris@unt.edu

 

  Contributing Editors: 

Jo Anne Davis-Jones, jadavis-jones@central.uh.edu 

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu 

  

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