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



Several aspects of Texas education as landscaped by House Bill 5 are supported by the mission of AVATAR ( Academic Vertical Alignment Training and Renewal), a project piloted by the North Texas Regional P-16 Council in 2011-12 and now implemented statewide through support for collaborative development of College Preparatory Courses (CPC).



 Texas Crews

The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is a college and career readiness tool that gives students information to make informed college choices.



SXSWedu 2015: Right Around the Corner 

South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual, nationally recognized music, film, and media festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Each year, hundreds of education leaders gather for SXSWedu, a five-day conference filled with special events and panels on education reform. This year, college and career readiness (CCR) partners such as Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Jobs for the Future will be attending. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) will also be presenting. Below is a list of presentations that will be run by CCR partners: 

Susan Brown
THECB -   Asst Commissioner for Planning & Accountability
Tuesday, March 10
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Patrick Briggs
AVID  - Texas State Director
Tuesday, March 10
2:20 PM - 2:35 PM
Dennis Johnston
AVID Center - Sr Dir, Chief Research Officer
Tuesday, March 10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bill Madigan
Steele Canyon Charter High School - Teacher, New Teacher Mentor, AVID Consultant
Wednesday, March 11
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
William Madigan
AVID - Consultant Teacher
Thursday, March 12
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Clare Bertrand
Jobs for the Future - Senior  Project Manager
Tuesday, March 10
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 


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In This Issue


Texas Crews

SXSWedu 2015: Right Around the Corner

College and Career Readiness Headlines

Spotlight Events

College and Career Readiness Headlines
Educate Texas

Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency

 Jobs for the Future

 Texas Workforce Commission

Community College Research Center

 Jobs for the Future

Texas Education Agency

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newsroom  to read more college and career readiness headlines.
Spotlight Events

College and Career Readiness Profile Planning Guide Training (Day 1)
Edinburg, Texas
Friday, March 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Aligning Coursework to Targeted Occupations in Central Texas
Austin, Texas
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
9:00 AM - NOON

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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.


Amy Williams, aewilliams10@uh.edu   


Special Thanks to: 

Kathy Wright-Chapman,  kwc@esc11.net
Mary Harris,  Mary.Harris@unt.edu
Jean Keller, Jean.Keller@unt.edu
Kayla Burrow, kburrow@avid.org 


  Contributing Editors: 

Heidi Kennedy, hkennedy@uh.edu