DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS0612018 EDUCATION PARTNESHIP SETS GOALS & PLAN OF ACTION

ODESSA, TEXAS/JUNE 20, 2018 -THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPOF THE PERMIAN BASIN, MADE UP OF 50 TO 60 COMMUNITY LEADERS, HELD IT’S 6TH MEETING, WHERE THE MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION FINALIZED SPECIFIC GOALS, AND WILL ATTACH MEANINGFUL ACTION, THAT WILL BE FOCUSED ON MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND EARLY EDUCATION AND ELEMENTARY SXHOOL STUDENTS.
(ADRIAN VEGA, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER – SEWELL FAMILY OF COMPANIES)
“WE’VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION, THAT WE’RE GOING TO BEGIN FOCUSING ON MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT, ‘CAUSE THAT’S A TOUGH AGE, THAT’S WHERE, YOU KNOW, KIDS ARE, PARENTS ARE ENVOLVED AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL, AND WHEN YOU GET TO HIGH SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE ACTIVITIES, EXTRACURRICULAR THINGS OF THAT NATURE, BUT THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE GROUP OR BAND IS ALWAYS A TOUGH AGE IN TERMS OF ADOLECENCES.”
ONE OF THE GOALS IS TO BUILD AN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION THAT WILL BEGIN IN EARLY EDUCATION THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND ON TO HIGH LEARNING. ALSO KNOW AS FROM CRADLE TO CAREER.
(ADRIAN VEGA, CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER – SEWELL FAMILY OF COMPANIES)
“IF KIDS DON’T HAVE A STRONG FOUNDATION ENTERING KINDERGATEN READY. IF THEY’RE LEAVING KINDERGATEN AND ENTERING FIRST GRADE, YOU KNOW WITH BASI LITERACY SKILLS OR MATH NUMERACY SKILLS”
“SO, THE FURTHER THE KIDS GET BEHIND ALONG THE WAY, THE MORE CHALLENGING IT BECOMES FOR THEM TO FIND SUCCESS IN LIFE.”
ECISD RECEIVED PRELIMINARY STAAR SCORES THAT SHOWS GAINS IN THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN MATH, READING, WRITING AND SCIENCE.
(THOMAS CROWE, SUPERINTENDENT-ECISD)
“I APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY’S ENVOLVEMENT. ONCE WE GET ALL-EVERYTHING WORKED OUT WITH THE SCORES. I THINK YOU’RE GONNA SEE A BIG ANNOUCMENT FROM ECTOR COUNTY ISD ABOUT CAMPUSES THAT WERE ON ‘IR’ AND WHERE WE’RE GOING WITH THAT.”
THERE IS DISCUSSION OF THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY REACHING OUT TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TALKING ABOUT CAREERS IN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION.
(THOMAS CROWE, SUPERINTENDENT-ECISD)
“ALL THREE OF THE MEDICAL COMMUNITIES HAVE ADOPTED ABOUT EACH OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS. WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT THE MEDICAL CAREERS, BUT ALSO HEALTHY LIVING, WHERE THEY CAN TALK TO THEIR PARENTS ABOUT IT, AND BEGIN TO CHANGE THE FOCUS FOR THEM, BEGINNING IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.”
A CHALLENGE THAT ECISD FACES IS A SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS. THE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP HAS A PLAN TO OFFER FULL SCHOLARSHIPS TO THOSE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING STUDENTS THAT WANT TO MAJOR IN EDUCATION.
FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera