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New Study Says Schools Should Play Primary Role in Boosting Students’ Physical Health

A new report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and developed by two University of Texas at Austin professors, says schools should play a key role in ensuring all students have the opportunity to engage in at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity each day. Harold W. Kohl III, a…   » Continue Reading

Advising Corps Will Help Low-Income Texas Students with College Preparation

Texas high school students most in need of help planning for and enrolling in college soon will be getting assistance, thanks to funds from a public-private partnership between Bank of America, TG, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the College for All Texans Foundation, National College Advising Corps (NCAC) and The University of Texas at…   » Continue Reading

Heart of Texas Writing Project Celebrates National Day on Writing

Event: Heart of Texas Writing Project Activities for National Day on Writing When: Tuesday, Oct. 20 Where: K-12 classrooms in Austin, Lake Travis, Leander and Del Valle Background: The Heart of Texas Writing Project is participating in the National Day on Writing by working with K-12 teachers and students across Austin to celebrate the wide…   » Continue Reading

About 70 Percent of New High School Principals Leave Within Five Years, Study Says

Only about half of newly hired Texas public school principals are staying on the job at least three years and principals in high-poverty schools are leaving the soonest, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's College of Education. Dr. Ed Fuller and Dr. Michelle Young, who are part of the…   » Continue Reading