Leading up to the school year, we had unprecedented media coverage for two weeks. KXAN News and E3 Alliance partnered to bring daily live in-studio interviews that were positive, data-focused, and provided a deeper review of the important issues in education in Central Texas.  The coverage culminated in interviews on the importance of attendance and the cost of absenteeism.

Here are the links to those interviews:

8/17/2015  – Early Childhood – The push for pre-k enrollment continues

Jacquie Porter, Director of Early Childhood, AISD
Laura Koenig, Director of School Readiness, E3 Alliance

8/18/2015 – Middle School – RAISEup Texas Targets student achievement


Tony Budet, President and CEO, UFCU
Matt Pope, Sr. Program Director, RAISEup Texas

http://kxan.com/2015/08/18/raise-up-texas-program-targets-  student-achievements/

8/19/2015 – Central Texas School Combating Absences

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Pete Dwyer, President, Dwyer Realty
Jennifer Mann, Chief Academic Officer, Manor ISD


8/20/2015 – Problems facing part-time college students

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Kirstin Boyer, Director of Philanthropy, TG
Christine Bailie, Director of High School, College, and Career Success, E3 Alliance


8/21/2015 – Are our students ready for the future?

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Carol Fletcher, Associate Director, R&D Coordinator,   Texas Regional Collaborative, The University of Texas at Austin
Camille Clay, Director of College and Career Transition, Leander ISD


8/26/2015 – The cost of student absences to our region


Bobby Jenkins, President, ABC Home & Commercial
Ashton Cumberbatch, President, Austin Area Research Organization

8/27/2015 – Missing School Matters campaign to cut down school absences

Pete Inman, Principal, Camino Real Financial Services
Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, Director of Communications & Community Accountability, E3 Alliance

8/28/2015 – Keeping our kids healthy this fall – study single cause of student absences acute illness

Sally Freeman, Director of Childrens’ AISD Health Services for the Seton Healthcare Family
Susan Dawson, President, E3 Alliance