Ready Texas Study of New Graduation Requirements – Podcast Episode 178 | Classnotes Podcast 178
Classnotes Podcast (January 23, 2018) In 2013, Texas lowered graduation requirements for math, science and social studies and created a new requirement for career readiness called “endorsements.” These changes contained in House Bill 5 can have a deep impact on college preparation, access and completion, particularly for students who already are underrepresented in college. With funding from the Greater Texas Foundation, IDRA conducted a study of course-taking patterns, specifically Algebra II, and how educators, families and students are navigating the requirements.
In this podcast episode, lead researcher, Hector Bojorquez, gives a preview of the key findings from the student, parent and counselor interviews and shares implications for potential similar changes in other states. Learn more about Ready Texas – A Study of the Implementation of HB5 in Texas and sign up to see the final report when it is available. Hector is interviewed by Christie Goodman, APR, IDRA’s director of communications. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Show length: 24:13 min.
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Community survey finds three out of four parents of teens in the Texas Rio Grande Valley have not received info about the new tracking policies and graduation plans. See the bilingual infographic and the report as a PDF or on Slideshare.
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