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9/22/2004 -- Deanna Schexnayder participates in a mini-conference at the State Capitol in Austin
9/22/2004 -- Deanna Schexnayder participated in a mini-conference at the State Capitol in Austin, organized by The Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society of The University of Texas at Dallas, entitled "Closing the Gaps in Texas: Research, Practice, and Policy." The conference educated Texas policy makers on the success of strategies to improve high school to college transitions. Ms. Schexnayder's joint presentation with Dr. Jim Granada of the Austin Independent School District (AISD) discussed "Project SOS: Supporting Optimal Scholarship Advanced Placement Incentive Program," AISD's demonstration project designed to improve Advanced Placement participation and performance of low-income students in AISD. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.