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Cockrell School of Engineering Ranks 3rd in National Graduation Rates for Minorities

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks third in the nation and first in Texas in graduating minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s annual list.

Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been termed “triple segregation.” Education professors Julian Vasquez Heilig and Jennifer Jellison…   » Continue Reading

Charter Schools No Cure-All for Black Students, Says Study

Despite being promoted as a viable alternative to traditional public schools, privately owned charter schools in Texas have higher attrition rates for black students than comparable urban public schools, says a University of Texas at Austin study.