Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

October 3, 2006

Carnival of homeschooling is up

Filed under: education — texased @ 3:58 pm

Carnival of homeschooling:

Carnival of Homeschooling 40 Goes Retro Belive it or not, it’s the 40th Carnival of Homeschooling! That’s as good a reason as any to revisit circa 1940 with a retro-art theme.




    The Texas High School Dropout Crisis:
    National Media Conference Call On Research, Policy, & Solutions Around Graduation Rates in Texas & Implications for U.S.

    WHAT: A preview of research to be presented at a special conference to be held at Rice University in Houston on Oct. 6 that will highlight findings from a range of independent studies on the severity and causes of the high school dropout problem. New research suggests that one-third of all students in Texas – well over 100 thousand each year – fail to receive a diploma, in stark contrast to officially reported figures, and that almost half of the state’s Black and Hispanic students do not graduate. In addition, new district-level research reveals that that fewer than 50 percent of all students in some of the state’s largest cities ultimately fail to graduate.

    Researchers will discuss which students are most likely to drop out and why, and highlight policy solutions – including model legislation – that can help to address the crisis. In addition, the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center will debut a powerful new online mapping tool that can produce report cards on graduation rates for every U.S. school district that can be compared with state and national averages.

    WHO: Speakers will include Gary Orfield, director, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University; Christopher B. Swanson, director, The EPE Research Center; Linda M. McNeil, co-Director, The Center for Education at Rice University; and Angela Valenzuela, director, Texas Center for Education Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

    WHEN: Wednesday, October 4th at 11:30 Eastern (10:30 Central)

    WHERE: National Media Conference Call
    Conference call telephone number:

    Dial-in Number: (866) 564-7439

    Passcode: 1009453

    Please RSVP to Vanessa Lillie, at (202) 955-9450 ext. 319, or vlillie@commworksllc.com

    The conference “The Texas Dropout Crisis and Our Children” is sponsored by the Rice University Center for Education, CHILDREN AT RISK, The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, and the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. Additional information, including an event agenda and complete list if speakers is available online on at http://www.centerforeducation.rice.edu/Resarch/droupotconf3.htm.

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    Comment by Matt Maurer — October 4, 2006 @ 9:37 am

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