Educate Texas Fall 2022 News

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The start of a new school year brings a fresh perspective and new opportunities to classrooms across the country At EducateTexas, we are passionate about evaluating how we can bring lasting impact and sizeable change to students, teachers, and classrooms statewide. With the unprecedented challenges seen in the last two years, we usher in this new year with the hope of getting back to a sense of “normalcy” and promise of rooting our work in our vision and mission:

Vision -AllTexas students, especiallyAfricanAmerican, Latino, and economically-disadvantaged students, earn a college degree or credential that leads to a living wage and thriving communities.

Mission -As a trusted change agent, we increase academic achievement and educational equity by leading programs, policy, and partnerships.

As we pave the path forward, we are encouraged by the progress we have seen over the last few years and challenged to continue working alongside our partners to help shape a future that is equitable for all students.

North Texas Giving Day

Ready, set, give! North Texas Giving Day is tomorrow! From now until September 22, at midnight, you can donate to any of more than 3,000 nonprofits. Passionate about making an impact and change for students in education? You can give to EducateTexas, or you can search and filter by 1,000+ education focused organizations that fit your passion!

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CCRSM Summit Highlights

College Career Readiness School Models (CCRSM) held their first in-person Summit since 2019.This year our network members shared success stories, motivated one another, and got powered up in SanAntonio!

Watch Highlights of the CCRSM Leadership Summit 2022

RGV FOCUS Celebrating 10 Years

RGV (Rio Grande Valley) FOCUS is celebrating a decade of impact! RGV FOCUS is a collective impact initiative created in collaboration with Educate Texas and Communities Foundation of Texas. Founded in 2012, its mission is to transform college readiness, access, and success in the four counties of the Rio Grande Valley: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy.

Since its inception, 56% of RGV students have completed a dual credit or advance placement college course, 55% of RGV students have registered with FAFSAto receive financial aid, and 49% of RGV graduates are immediately enrolling in higher education. Based on the 2021 Scorecard, RGV students matched or outperformed theirTexas peers in nine out of twelve indicators.

We are thankful for the partnerships and continued progress that has stemmed from the last 10 years and look forward to many more!

View Our 2021 RGV FOCUSAnnual Report

The Latest Resources from Our Programs

WE CAN TX Data Dashboard:This interactive tool serves as a resource for regional partners, providing access to regional and statewide labor market and education system data to better assess the impact of learn-to-earn initiatives across the state ofTexas and draw in additional support.

Texas CollegeAccess Network (TxCAN) Blog: Classes are well underway and TxCAN shares some valuable tools, tips, and resources for the new school year

Texas Impact Network (TIN)Annual Report: More than 2.5 million students were served byTIN during the past school year. Learn more about the impact and success stories on howTIN supportedTexas students throughout the state.

Educate Texas in the News

EducateTexas’Workforce and Education Community CollegeApprenticeship Network inTexas (WE CANTX) initiative was featured in the NewAmerica Partnership toAdvanceYouthApprenticeship (PAYA) national newsletter, showcasing the WE CAN TX Data Dashboard.

EducateTexas was proud to have joined forces with The College of Education at the University of Texas atAustin for #TheTeacherTippingPoint discussion on critical issues related to Texas' teacher shortage, support for educators, and the future of public school education.

Learn More about The Teacher Tipping Point

EducateTexas announced Dr. Joe May as Chancellor in Residence. In his role, Dr. May will forge new relationships with key stakeholders in higher education across the state and nation to enhance the programmatic portfolio of Educate Texas. He will also bring forward new initiatives centered on leadership development and policy innovation.

“EducateTexas’work has transitioned from being important to extremely essential in meeting the needs of individuals, employers, and our entire state,” said May.

ReadAbout Dr. Joe May

Support The Mission

Our chance to build thriving education systems and a better workforce for tomorrow is now As we start the new school year, consider a gift to Educate Texas.Your support can help us strengthen our state’s public and higher education systems and transform the lives of students across Texas.

You can donate to Educate Texas through North Texas Giving Day from now until Thursday, September 22, at midnight.

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