Category: Articles

By: Katrina James, Managing Director, Dallas County Promise   There are numerous challenges on the road to helping students enroll and persist in their postsecondary journeys.  Each year, many graduating high school students complete a substantial portion of the process required for enrollment in college yet fail to complete the final step, a phenomenon known…

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EMS Executive Director Dr. Eric Ban shares reflections on the launch of the Texas Talent Region model for Rural Texas. The Rural College Promise (part of the Texas Talent Regions) — an EMS supported regional talent development program in collaboration with the Rural Community College Alliance, three rural community colleges in North Texas and other…

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Read the full article here at Getting Smart LEAP from the Era of Accountability to the Age of Personalization By: Dr. Chip Pettit and Dr. Eric J Ban In 2001, the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act officially marked the beginning of the accountability era in American education. Among its other provisions,…

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Now more than ever, education leaders are seeking more holistic insights to support students on their college, career, and life journey. Technology vendors are responding to this need by showing up with promises of educational equity via new and exciting dashboards. DeSoto Independent School District (ISD) is developing new and exciting dashboards as the result of a plan to address educational equity through user-centered design, digital credentials, case management, and progress monitoring dashboards.

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