Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate… Continue Reading

Paul Tough, author of “How Children Succeed,” talks to Express-News

As mentioned in an earlier post, Paul Tough’s recent book, “How Children Succeed”, talks about how we can help our kids to grow not by stuffing their heads with knowledge but by letting them fail and learn how to deal with it.… Continue Reading

SA Ready editorial: data on lack of college readiness in San Antonio

An earlier post discussed the launch of SA Ready, a program to provide materials to improve college and career readiness of high school graduates. A recent editorial in the Express-News sharpens the argument: It is estimated that on average only… Continue Reading

Diplomás Project: raising Latino college completion rates

The San Antonio Education Partnership recently announced the launch of the Diplomás Project, with the goal of raising college completion rates among Latinos by 9 percent by mid-2015. “Latino Student Success Effort in San Antonio – The Key to our… Continue Reading

SA Ready: materials for STAAR prep and college-and-career readiness

SA Ready is open for business. According to the website: SA Ready is a free platform that gives teachers access to high quality lesson plans and teaching resources. Developed in partnership between Generation TX San Antonio and Educational Policy Improvement Center… Continue Reading