Monthly Archives: May 2011

Texas Students Make Extraordinary Gains Over Last Decade

Exit level math passing rates more than doubled since 2003, rising from 44 percent in 2003 to 90 percent this year, even as standards rose steadily over the same period. Students also knocked it out of the part on the exit-level science exam where rates rose from 47 percent to 91 percent between 2003 and.
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Texas High School Graduates Rates Soar

AUSTIN – The Texas high school on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2010 soared to 84.3 percent, the highest rate posted during the TAKS-testing era and an increase of 3.7 percentage points over the previous year. Each of the state’s four major ethnic groups showed strong gains. Rates for African-American and Hispanic students increased five.
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2011 Ambassador of the Year – Katrina Keener

Congratulations to Katrina Keener, the first recipient of the Friends of Texas Public Schools Ambassador of the Year Award. Katrina is a graduate of the Friends of Texas Public Schools Training Academy staff development program.  She exemplifies our definition of a true ambassador for the teaching profession.
• Read Katrina's Bio here.
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