Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest

A College and Career Newsfeed for the State of Texas     Issue 2 | September - October 2013


UT and THECB Release the College Readiness AssignmentsUH

Students are engaged in three ways while using a CRA: instructionally by the teacher, individually through reflection and collaboratively through peer communication and dissection of ideas. The student work for CRAs is hands-on, inquiry-based and relevant to students' future experiences in both college and career. 


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Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), founded in 1980, began in one high school and has grown into a comprehensive system that is now present in more than 4,900 schools nationwide.

The data collected from schools who participate in the Advancement Via Individual Determinism (AVID) system show unquestionable success rates.

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Education Service Center 20, located in San Antonio, Texas, houses Learn 4 21, an advanced platform that assists K - 12 teachers, administrators and personnel in training proven effective for success. Learn 4 21 is an Education Service Center 20 initiative that is designed around 21st century skills, which has caused it to flourish into a comprehensive resource for a large audience.

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Education Service
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October 22
 Grades K - 6
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
October 16

Social Studies - World History
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

October 30

District & Campus
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact the Texas College and Career Readiness Network to submit an activity ospotlight event that promotes college readiness in Texas! It will be featured in the TXCCRN calendar for educators
across the state of Texas to see!
The Texas College and Career Readiness Network Digest is a monthly newsletter focused on college and career readiness in Texas.

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

Amy Williams, aewilliams10@uh.edu

Special Thanks to:
Ravae Shaeffer, Learn 4 21
Susanna Garza, Learn 4 21
Patrick Briggs, AVID

Contributing Editors
Jo Anne Davis-Jones, jadavis-jones@central.uh.edu
Chris Cheatham, ccheatham@uh.edu
Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu
           Inspiration        Exploration       Information        Application

In This Issue

Education Service Center 20 Offers Comprehensive College Readiness Resource

College and Career Readiness Headlines

Inside Highed Ed
October 3, 2013
Will Physics be Cut?
Inside Higher Ed
October 3, 2013
Locked Out of the

Inside Higher Ed
Cypress Creek
Northeastern U.
Rand Corporation
September 10, 2013
The Washington
September 10, 2013
Community College Research Center
September 9, 2013
What We Know
About Nonacademic Student Supports

September 6, 2013
Census Data on
2012 Enrollment

September 1, 2013
Inside Higher Ed
September 1, 2013
Funding Goes

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