Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest
 
      A College and Career Readiness Newsfeed for the State of Texas
 
               Issue 5  | February 2014
 
 


 

TXCCRN Launches Facebook Page 


Based on feedback, the Texas College and Career Readiness Network is expanding to bring its Network partners college and career readiness news in the most user-friendly, convenient ways. Get updates on site additions, college and career event announcements and Network updates as soon as they become available.


 

ESC 3 Implements UT's College Readiness Assignments

The Education Service Center 3 located in Victoria, Texas, hosted a training over the University of Texas at Austin's College Readiness Assignments for Texas (CRAfT).  

 

"Learning that these lessons were developed by educators who teach the developmental courses in college for those students who come to college and are not prepared ... that helped bridge the gap between high school and higher education," said Jamie Purcell, social studies education specialist.
 

AVATAR: A Statewide Vertical Alignment

Academic Vertical Alignment Training and Renewal (AVATAR) aims to create better aligned educational systems that allow students to progress s
uccessfully.  

Evaluation of AVATAR in June 2013 demonstrated that team members from secondary and postsecondary institutions most valued the opportunity to meet and openly discuss their discipline content, students' successes, and instructional practices.

 

Schools Utilizing the Profile Planning Guide Discover Similar Trends in College and Career Needs

The Profile Planning Guide (PPG) allows school leadership to make their own decisions when determining how to grow a college and career culture in their school.


Steve Frank, College and Career Readiness Coordinator at ESC 13 and head of the Texas College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide, noted that the PPG has managed to bring trending school and teacher needs to light.

   


Notable Statistics  

1. Harnessing Higher Education
    to Address State Economic
    Goals

2. Agreements Linking State
    Funding and Tuition Policy

3. Allocation of State Higher
    Education Appropriations

4. State Educational Attainment
    and College Completion
    Goals

5. Vocational and Technical
    Education

6. College Readiness

7. STEM Related Initiatives



8. State Capital Outlay and
    Deferred Maintenance
    Funding

9. Guns on Campus

10. Immigration


These statistics are brought to you by: 
American Association of State Colleges and Universities       

 


February 27
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM





ESC 20

March 3
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

February 27

Contact your ESC trainer to learn more


ESC 16

March 24
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

February 28

Contact your ESC trainer to learn more
 

ESC 20

March 8
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Spotlight Events are based solely on the feedback of the Network. To share your institution's college and career readiness events, simply click the "Submit an Event" icon and complete the information requested.

 

In This Issue
 
TXCCRN Launches Facebook Page

ESC 3 Implements College Readiness Assignments

Schools Utilizing the Profile Planning Guide Discover Similar Trends in College and Career Needs

AVATAR: A Statewide Vertical Alignment

Professional Development Spotlight 

Notable Statistics - Top Ten Higher Ed Issues


 College and Career Readiness Headlines 

TWC
February 24, 2014
TWC has published RFP: Texas Adult Education and Literacy Programs
WICHE
February 18, 2014
Pew: Cost of Not Going to College
THECB
February 14, 2014

New THECB Proposed Rules in Texas Register 

THECB
February 13, 2014
CLASP
February 13, 2014

From Adult Education to College: Success Factors, Challenges, and Tools 

WICHE
February 13, 2014
College Board Releases 10th Annual AP Report to the Nation
TXCCRN
February 13, 2014
CRAfT launches a Facebook page
TWC
February 12, 2014

Texas Adult Education and Literacy Professional Development Center Published on ESBD 

TWC
February 12, 2014

Texas Workforce Commission has adopted the rules for Adult Education and Literacy 

THECB
February 11, 2014
MyFutureTX.com Helps Determine Higher Education Options 
THECB
February 5, 2014
THECB
February 4, 2014
Financial Aid Awareness Month: Seeking Ways to Pay for college
TXCCRN
February 4, 2014
The National College Access Network call for proposals for the New Heights for College Access and Success Conference
TEA
January 31, 2014
SBOE gives final approval to new graduation program
TXCCRN
January 31, 2014
Alamo Colleges' TXCRLA Webinar "Moving from Poverty to Completion" archive is available
UTSA
January 31, 2014
UTSA's College of Engineering aligns freshman math with future engineering course
THECB
January 30, 2014
TG, THECB sponsor College Access and Affordability Telethons to promote college financial aid opportunities
WICHE
January 28, 2014
What States Can Do to Effectively Address Rigorous College-Readiness Standards and Assessments
 
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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, 
 txccrsc@esc13.txed.net 

Jean Keller, jean.keller@unt.edu

Mary Harris, mary.harris@unt.edu

Jamie Purcell, jpurcell@esc3.net 

 

 

  Contributing Editors: 

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

Chris Cheatham, ccheatham@uh.edu 

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu 

  

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