Take a look at what media outlets in Texas and around the country have to say about the debate over higher education in Texas, and what it means for Texas’ future.
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Premont, a 480-student school district in south Texas, went from threat of closure to meeting state standards within five short years and the school’s unique partnership with Texas A&M Kingsville is credited with helping the turnaround. Eric Ramos, the interim superintendent said the “support that the university has offered has allowed us to focus on improving the self-efficacy and the capacity of the teachers,” he said, describing the partnership as "amazing.” A&M provided “support, training, mentorship and opportunities to the students, teachers and administrators.” State education officials are studying the partnership for clues about how to replicate the model for other districts around the state.Continue reading
Red Raiders in Costa Rica
Texas Tech this week announced two expansions, one into Costa Rica and another into the Permian Basin, where the school will construct a new academic facility to build on its existing Health Sciences Center. In San Jose, Costa Rica, the institution will build a new branch campus to, according to President Lawrence Schovanec, “advance our reputation and competitive position by preparing our graduates to live and work in different cultures.”Continue reading