Jessica Maurer joins P16Plus team!

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Jessica Maurer joins P16Plus team!

P16Plus of Greater Bexar County welcomes new  Director of Community Partnerships, Jessica Castañon Maurer! Jessica Maurer carries a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University San Antonio. Her career began as a teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana leading her schools special education students to significant outcomes with a 48% improvement in standardized […]

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P16Plus Welcomes new Board Member

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P16Plus Welcomes new Board Member

P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County welcomes new Board Member, Gail L. Hathaway. Gail Hathaway serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions – Alamo. She is responsible for executing the mission and vision of WSA, to include oversight of the administration, management, planning, evaluation, policy development, personnel and public relations of the agency, which […]

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Meet Ginger Walker- P16Plus Data Director

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Meet Ginger Walker- P16Plus Data Director

P16Plus of Greater Bexar County welcomes Data Director, Ginger Walker! Ginger Walker earned her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and is currently finishing her MBA from Western Governors University Texas. Ginger’s passion for educational equity drove her previous work for WGU Indiana, helping working adults access higher education, and with Teach For America, supporting the […]

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ReadyRosie Prepares 20,000 kids for Kindergarten in SA

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ReadyRosie Prepares 20,000 kids for Kindergarten in SA

Through a collective impact model practiced by the P16Plus Council of Greater San Antonio families are introduced, and have access to, an online parent engagement tool named “ReadyRosie” for the 2014-15 school year. The tool will aim to improve the literacy and numeracy rates for pre-kinder students in target service areas in Bexar County. This […]

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September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

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September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

San Antonio- As part of the National Attendance Month kickoff in San Antonio, the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County will launch its 2nd Annual “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative at PRE-K 4 SA School, 5230 Eisenhauer Road San Antonio Texas, 78218 on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m. The “SA Kids Attend To […]

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  • ReadyRosie Prepares 20,000 kids for Kindergarten in SA

    Through a collective impact model practiced by the P16Plus Council of Greater San Antonio families are introduced, and have access to, an online parent engagement tool named “ReadyRosie” for the 2014-15 school year. The tool will aim to improve the literacy and numeracy rates for pre-kinder students in target service areas in Bexar County. This […]

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  • Promoting family involvement in education

    Head Start and Pre-K 4 SA are emphasizing family involvement in children’s education.

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  • Study validates AVANCE parent/child program

    Register your community organization (or school) today to receive FREE books for your early readers.

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  • P-20 Summit promotes parent engagement

    Don’t miss out on these informative parent-engagement sessions at UTSA.

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  • New policy for FREE lunch

    New provision makes free lunch available to schools with a high percentage of low-income families.

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  • Free art classes at Southwest School of Art

    Register today for FREE Saturday Morning Discovery art classes at the Southwest School of Art.

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  • P-20 Summit promotes parent engagement

    Don’t miss out on these informative parent-engagement sessions at UTSA.

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  • New policy for FREE lunch

    New provision makes free lunch available to schools with a high percentage of low-income families.

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  • Campers at MicroSociety city experience City Hall

    Students attending St. Philips College K-8 Summer Academy meet with San Antonio Council members.

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  • Voice of Youth Leadership Training in San Antonio: Students & City Leaders Discuss Future of SA

    On Saturday, October 18, 2014, from 10AM – 4PM, Café Commerce, 600 Soledad, SAT 78205, hosted high school students from San Antonio and Bexar County as they gathered for the Voice of the Youth Leadership Training 2014. Led by the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, the training gave students the opportunity to learn how […]

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  • New policy for FREE lunch

    New provision makes free lunch available to schools with a high percentage of low-income families.

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  • Madison HS competes in Solar Car Challenge

    Madison High School students got to build and compete in a solar car competition.

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  • Partnership promotes STEM research

    UTSA and the Alamo Colleges have teamed up to create a STEM based program for their students.

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  • P-20 Summit promotes parent engagement

    Don’t miss out on these informative parent-engagement sessions at UTSA.

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  • Student Ambassador opportunity at SAC

    SAC is accepting applications for individuals who want to serve as Student Ambassadors.

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  • Jessica Maurer joins P16Plus team!

    P16Plus of Greater Bexar County welcomes new  Director of Community Partnerships, Jessica Castañon Maurer! Jessica Maurer carries a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University San Antonio. Her career began as a teacher in New Orleans, Louisiana leading her schools special education students to significant outcomes with a 48% improvement in standardized […]

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  • P16Plus Welcomes new Board Member

    P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County welcomes new Board Member, Gail L. Hathaway. Gail Hathaway serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions – Alamo. She is responsible for executing the mission and vision of WSA, to include oversight of the administration, management, planning, evaluation, policy development, personnel and public relations of the agency, which […]

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  • Meet Ginger Walker- P16Plus Data Director

    P16Plus of Greater Bexar County welcomes Data Director, Ginger Walker! Ginger Walker earned her Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and is currently finishing her MBA from Western Governors University Texas. Ginger’s passion for educational equity drove her previous work for WGU Indiana, helping working adults access higher education, and with Teach For America, supporting the […]

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  • September Marks SA Kids Attend To Win in 2014

    San Antonio- As part of the National Attendance Month kickoff in San Antonio, the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County will launch its 2nd Annual “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative at PRE-K 4 SA School, 5230 Eisenhauer Road San Antonio Texas, 78218 on Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 a.m.

    The “SA Kids Attend To Win” initiative is a year-round, citywide public education campaign designed to raise awareness about the importance of school attendance. Coordinated by the P16Plus Council, “SA Kids Attend To Win” has seen great success in San Antonio. In 2013, the initiative was implemented in 33 area public schools resulting in a 35% increase in attendance rates in San Antonio.

    “Collectively we impacted over 14,000 students, monitored 5,000 chronically absent students, and successfully moved nearly 1,800 students towards a path of academic success by getting them to come to school regularly,” stated Judy McCormick, Executive Director of the P16Plus Council. “This is something we have been able to accomplish together, and is something to celebrate!”

    Statistics have shown that students who are chronically absent from school struggle to learn basic education fundamentals impacting kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading, college and career readiness, and contributing to low high school graduation rates. Through this campaign, the P16Plus Council will continue communicating to parents and students the importance of regular school attendance from Pre-K through 12th grade.

    “The SA Kids Attend To Win initiative is an essential piece to our collective efforts to improve education in this community,” said Dr. Sylvester Perez, Superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District. “We know that students who are chronically absent are less likely to read on grade level and are less likely to graduate from high school. So, we support a collaborative approach to improving educational for all of Bexar County.”

    In the 2014 school year, P16Plus intends to work with more schools and nonprofit organizations to focus on chronic non-attending students (those missing 10% or more of expected school days through excused or unexcused absences).

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    Students who read during the summer months experience less summer slide effect, if any at all.

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    NASA is all about STEM

    NASA is offering a variety of internships, fellowships, and scholarships for STEM students.

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    NASA offers STEM program for teachers

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