Event: More than 150 high school students from throughout Texas will meet with community leaders to present solutions for addressing problems in their communities, including what to do with abandoned big-box stores; how to ensure student input in school governance decisions; and whether high school alternative learning centers are meeting student needs. The presentations are… » Continue Reading
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: Media are invited to cover students from Dallas, Duncanville and Garland high schools gathering for the first Dallas Speak Up! Speak Out! Civics Fair where student teams will showcase their semester-long research into local community problems and present their innovative solutions to community leaders. Ninety-nine students (36 via video conference from Austin and Corpus… » Continue Reading
Students from El Paso's Horizon High School offered solutions to the problem of teen pregnancy to win first place in the sixth annual Speak Up! Speak Out! civics fair hosted by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin.
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.