Texas Schools Prepare for a New Kind of Posse

Starting this fall, high school seniors in the Houston Independent School District will have an opportunity to vie for one of 30 golden tickets to a unique higher-education experience.

 

Teachers, principals and community leaders will get to nominate students to become members of the city’s inaugural “posses” — groups of students from large, urban districts organized by the Posse Foundation, which sends them to elite colleges and universities as a unit to serve as a pre-established peer support network.

 

The New York-based nonprofit, which has been lauded by the MacArthur Foundation and President Obama, is making its first foray into ...

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