P16Plus News

  • Domain IV: Indicators Beyond STAAR


    Under the new A-F accountability system, chronic absenteeism is a crucial indicator for elementary and middle schools. Domain IV: Postsecondary Readiness, will account for 35% of a campuses’ overall grade. For the elementary level, the entire 35% will be based on the chronic absenteeism rate. For middle schools, half of the 35% will be based on the rates of chronic absenteeism, while the other half will be based on the 7-8 annual dropout rate. (more…)

  • P16Plus & MBKSA Welcome Sean Greene and Anna Kehde

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    With the start of the New Year, we are thrilled to announce updates to the My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio project. First of all, we would like to introduce you to our new Project Manager, Sean Greene.  Sean has an extensive background in grassroots community organizing, advocacy and research.  He has also worked as a university instructor at San Antonio College and Trinity University, and in various programs designed to provide mentorship, leadership development, and academic support to students of color. (more…)

  • P16Plus selected for national continuous improvement network


    P16Plus was one of 6 partnerships across the country selected by StriveTogether to participate in a continuous improvement network for advanced partnerships who are using data-driven strategies to improve FAFSA completion rates. (more…)

  • Campers at MicroSociety city experience City Hall

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    Students in St. Philip’s K-8 Summer Academy met with councilmen/women last month.


  • P16Plus Invited to Share Collective Impact Action

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    P16Plus attends first-ever StriveTogether Expert Convening.


  • Adam Tutor Joins the P16Plus Council Team

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    New facilitator will support network partnerships and develop youth programs.


  • Promotion Supports New Community Partnerships


    Promotion will allow P16Plus to secure additional network partners.


  • Data Suggest ISD Rankings Need Closer Review

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    A response to the recently published report by Children At Risk by Bricio Vasquez, P16Plus Data Director.


  • New STEM Pipeline Announced at Harlandale ISD

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    Exciting gateway to technology pathway will improve STEM awareness across four Harlandale middle schools.


  • P16Plus adds three new board members

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    Steen, Verstuyft and Elizondo join P16Plus board. (more…)

  • P16Plus Recognized for Collective Impact Efforts

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    National network validates regional backbone organization for “sustaining” efforts to support students from cradle to career. (more…)

  • City Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

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    San Antonio joins hundreds of other cities during National Attendance Awareness Month.


  • New Team Member Joins P16Plus Council


    Summer project fellow gets offer to stay on-board full-time.


  • Vasquez Joins P16Plus as New Data Director


    P16Plus fills a much-needed role.


  • P16Plus Publishes First Progress Report


    P16Plus highlights history, partnerships, and accomplishments in published report.


  • P16Plus Begins Asset Mapping Survey Project


    The data collection project is a huge undertaking, but with the cooperation of city-wide partners, P16Plus is taking the lead to collect and analyze student services data.


  • P16Plus Wins Data Stories Competition


    At the 3rd Annual Strive Cradle to Career National Convening in Milwaukee, Wis., P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County (P16Plus) was recognized for its data story submission on chronic non-attendance. P16Plus is a member of the Strive Network, which connects community members to share expertise and resources to tackle specific challenges.


  • P16Plus Relocates to St. Paul Square Offices


    That’s right. We’ve packed our bags and moved to the historic district of St. Paul Square.


  • Harlandale Families Return to SAMA

    Lifelong learning doesn’t have to come from a textbook nor is it contained in a classroom. That idea and San Antonio’s wealth of resources is the premise that underscores the P16Plus program, “San Antonio Is Our Classroom.”


  • P16Plus Partners with SAMA for Pilot Program


    Lifelong learning doesn’t have to come from a textbook nor is it contained in a classroom. That idea and San Antonio’s wealth of resources is the premise that underscores the P16Plus program, “San Antonio Is Our Classroom.”


  • SAISD’s Sylvester Perez Joins P16Plus Board


    P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County welcomes its newest board member. (more…)

  • P16Plus Hosts U.S. Department of Ed


    White House officials made their way to San Antonio, and the week-long visit began with a series of meetings with Greg Darnieder, Special Assistant to the Secretary on College Access in the U.S. Department of Education. (more…)