A plan to improve third-grade literacy and higher order thinking skills through debate earned students from Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet High School in Dallas first place in the annual Speak Up! Speak Out! civics fair organized by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin. Students from Duncanville… » Continue Reading
Event: More than 200 high school students from Austin (Akins, LBJ, Garza and Del Valle), El Paso (Horizon) and San Antonio (Highlands, Lanier and Sam Houston) will convene at The University of Texas at Austin to present their solutions for some of the biggest problems facing their communities—teen pregnancy, illegal immigration, urban agriculture and graffiti.