Community Expects College Prep for All – Podcast Episode 156 | Classnotes Podcast 156
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Classnotes Podcast (September 14, 2015) Community groups, parents and students came together recently with 16 school superintendents from across the Rio Grande Valley to affirm their expectation that all students be put on a path to graduate highly prepared for college.
At this second annual Mesa Comunitaria event, community leaders of the RGV Equal Voice Network Education Working Group presented results from their survey of more than 1,600 parents about their knowledge about Texas’ curriculum tracking policies and new graduation requirements. The survey found that few parents across 24 school districts and 30 cities in the RGV have received information from their children’s schools. IDRA analyzed the survey data and developed a report with the survey’s key findings, implications, and recommended next action steps for communities. In this episode, Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., IDRA senior education associate, Sofia Bahena, Ed.D., senior education associate, and Hector Bojorquez, IDRA education associate, describe how at this unique event, parents shared personal stories about barriers and successes in getting their children into college prep courses. Then participants met in cross-sector teams (families, educators, etc.) to develop action plans to work together to set college-readiness as the standard graduation plan for all students.
Show length: 13:32
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Equal Voice Rio Grande Valley Graduation Requirements Community Survey Infographic
- Bilingual: http://www.idra.org/images/stories/Equal_Voice_RGV_HB5_Community_Survey_Infographic_Bilingual.pdf
- English: https://create.piktochart.com/output/5884973-equal-voice-rgv-hb5-community-survey-infographic-english
- Spanish: https://create.piktochart.com/output/7298834-equal-voice-rgv-encuesta-sobre-la-comunidad-hb5-infographic
Equal Voice Rio Grande Valley Graduation Requirements Survey Results (Bilingual)
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