Vol 2, Issue 15

A reading assistant reads on the classroom floor with a small group of fourth graders at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.
A reading assistant reads on the classroom floor with a small group of fourth graders at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.

Analysis: Texas Schools, by the Numbers

You can peek at the state’s near future in the latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency: 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American, 3.7 percent Asian.

Jacqueline R. Stillisano is a director at Texas A&M's Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture.
Jacqueline R. Stillisano is a director at Texas A&M's Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture.

The Q&A: Jacqueline R. Stillisano

In this week’s Q&A, we interview Jacqueline R. Stillisano, a director at Texas A&M's Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture and co-director of its Education Research Center.

National Honor students Zach Calkins and Aaron Gonzales, seniors at Brandeis High School, read to kindergarten students in a crowded classroom at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.
National Honor students Zach Calkins and Aaron Gonzales, seniors at Brandeis High School, read to kindergarten students in a crowded classroom at Wanke Elementary School in San Antonio on March 9, 2012.

Report Finds Higher Grad Rates but Also More Poverty

The number of American children living in poverty stood at 22 percent in 2013, a 4-point increase since 2008 and a cause for concern despite some positive findings in areas like high school graduation rates.

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