Texas Dropout Prevention Summit
Austin Hyatt Regency at Town Lake
Led by the Texas Education Agency over 900 education and community leaders attended the summit. The summit was held in conjunction with the Texas High School Project’s (THSP) 4th Annual Education Conference. The THSP is a $261 million public-private initiative committed to increasing graduation and college enrollment rates in every Texas community. The project is dedicated to ensuring that all Texas students leave high school prepared for college and career success in the 21st century economy.
- Presenters at the summit included Commissioner Robert Scott –Texas Education Agency, Mark Dynarksi, Mathmatica and Mel Riddile, National Association of Secondary School Principals.
- As a follow-up to the summit State Farm is sponsoring five grants of $2,000 to Texas communities so that they can develop action plans and strategies to keep students in schools. The project is being managed by the Texas Education Agency.
Summit Planning Team:
A variety of leaders from the following sectors were invited to plan the Summit: The Office of the Governor, Commissioner Robert Scott –Texas Education Agency, Deputy Commissioner Lizzette Reynolds – TEA- Statewide Policy and Programs, education and workforce councils, state agencies, alliance sponsors, education associations, chambers of commerce, civic and non-profit organizations and youth, among others.