Education agencies commit $3 million to build early college high schools

File Image.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)
File Image. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Workforce commission committed $1 million each to build specialized, career-focused early college high schools in the state.

This announcement was made at the 2014 Educate Texas Leadership Forum where the commissioners from each agency spoke to group of more than 200 education, business and philanthropy leaders from across the state. They also announced their plans to meet with business and education leaders across the state to hear directly from them what is needed to better prepare students for the careers of the future.

At the forum, the commissioner for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Raymund Paredes, said Texas must “dramatically” increase the number of certificates, associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees to secure a position of national and international prominence.



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