Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, physician, scientist, public health advocate and author of the 2019-2020 Common Reading book “What the Eyes Don’t See,” which chronicled the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, will speak at Texas State University on Sept. 18 as part of the Common Experience Insight Series. Hanna-Attisha will speak at 6 p.m. in Evans Auditorium. The event is part of Texas State’s 2019-2020 Common… Read more »
Introducing the Second Day Impact Fellowship at several campuses across the country, including Rice University and UT Austin! Co-Founder and native Texan Mariam Matin shares her story and excitement on what this organization has to offer.
In 2018, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) began jointly exploring whether breakthrough education solutions can be developed through an accelerated discovery and development effort. It began with a Request for Information. We received 465 responses from 37 states as well as internationally. Twenty percent (20%) of the responses came from organizations that are owned or led… Read more »
A five-month series of nine focused, in-depth sessions will culminate in earning a supervisory and management certificate. The San Antonio Area Foundation, in partnership with the H-E-B School of Business and Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word, offers a professional, non-academic certificate for mid-level and/or first-time nonprofit managers. This 30-hour program is designed to equip nonprofit staff with the management and supervisory… Read more »
Did you know that every 30 seconds someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery? Or that there are 48.8M slaves in the world today? 22% are sex slaves. And I’m embarrassed to say that Texas is ranked #2 in the nation for the most reported human trafficking cases. The average age an American girl enters the sex trade is 13. And shockingly, 400 trafficked, underage teens work the streets of Dallas each night. And finally, there are illegal massage business working trafficked girls by schools and even in our wealthiest neighborhoods . . . think about it.
A well-educated citizenry is an economic and social necessity. Policy makers, educators, and parents all over the world want students to understand and be able to apply their knowledge of math, reading, and science. Yet improving educational outcomes has proved elusive. Some countries, states and municipalities have made great strides, but many continue to struggle. Educators continue to debate what matters and what works.
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.