Jump to Navigation

Click here to Volunteer!

DID YOU KNOW...

8.5% is the arbitrary benchmark rate set by the Texas Education Agency for the number of Special Education Students in a school district that may receive Special Education.  Even children with severe disabilities, including deafness and blindness, can't always get special education. 

 

If your child got a C-, would that be good enough?

The Texas education system received its annual report card from Education Weekly, a national publication that graded states and Washington DC.  There were many parts of the grade including student’s chance for success, school finance and K-12 achievement.

The report rated the United System as a whole as a C, and Texas overall as a C-.

San Jacinto River Coalition on KPFT

Minister Robert Muhammad, Host of KPFT's "Connect the Dots," was joined for a radio interview by Texans Together Community Coordinator Chris Schillaci, and Faith Based Outreach Coordinator Rev. Vincent Fana on Wednesday, 1/7/2015.

Pre-K in Texas - In the Hands of the Legislature

The 84th Texas Legislature starts on January 13, 2015.  So far, there have been 137 bills filed that are related to education and 7 were for Pre-K.  How many, if any, will reach the floor is anybody’s guess.  As Fox26’s Greg Groogan reported in December, a Pre-K funding bill will face a ‘strong head wind’ according to State Senator Elect Paul Bettancourt. 

Apartment Are Communities Growing Community Support in 2014

Our two primary Apartment complexes for Apartments Are Communities (AAC) are the Mai (formerly known as the Mint) Apartments in Alief and the Linda Vista Apartments in Northeast Houston.  It was a busy year for both

  Apartment complexes. While a change in ownership at the Mai Apartments brought some unique challenges, Linda Vista grew more stable and active.

Empowering Houston Leaders in 2014

2014 has been a great year for Empower Houston Leaders (EHL).  

This year we covered the Houston area with successful graduations from Pasadena to Baytown to Independence Heights.  The Pasadena EHL was our largest to date with 71 members.  In December, we had the first get together for our Women’s EHL class at the historic SHAPE center with a phenomenal energy level.

San Jacinto River Coalition's Accomplishments 2014 and Looking Ahead


Photo By Julio Cortez/Chronicle

The San Jacinto River Coalition has established a strong leadership group, broad bi-partisan support from elected officials, and over one thousand supporters. Citizens regularly fill government meetings to capacity. In 

January 2014, the EPA called a special community meeting at the Coalition’s request to update the residents. Two hundred community members appeared on a cold weekday night in far eastern Harris County, closely questioning the EPA and calling for full remediation. Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan credits the Coalition for moving the EPA to seriously consider that the Waste Pits’ toxic wastes be fully removed. 

It's A Woman's World

Mujeres Con Poder Meeting December
 

Juana Lopez was a graduate of the first all Spanish Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) class.  The class took place last winter at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Baytown.  

Education Works

Nikenson Romage is one of hundreds of young men and women who have been sent to Haitian universities with the help of American donors. CreditHananie AlbertThis op-ed may be about Haiti, but it speaks to the essence of what Texans Together tries to do.  There is no surer way to improve our communities, quality of life, diversity, and upward mobility than education.

Women's Empowerment Extravaganza Success!

On December 13th, a gathering of extraordinary women occurred.  The Women's Empowerment Extravaganza was held at the SHAPE center. The meet and greet is the lead in for our Empower Houston Leaders focusing on women's interests.  From the beginning the energy in the room was phenomenal and as the women began to share, it was clear that the passion was there to bring about community improvement and change.

SJRC Takes Their Case to the Commisioners Court

San Jacinto River Coalition, SJRC, testified this morning at Harris County's Commissioners Court. They asked that the settlement funds from Harris County's Waste Pits litigation be allocated to the communities surrounding the site. The trial ended on November 13, 2014, with the jury found that International Paper Co was not responsible for the pollution leaking out of the Waste Pits. 

Pages

Subscribe to Welcome to Texans Together RSS


Contact Us

Texans Together Education Fund

P.O. Box 1296
Houston, Texas 77251-1296

713-782-8833

--

User login

M T W T F S S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 

Main menu 2

by Dr. Radut