AUSTIN – The Texas Education Agency today announced the nomination of 26 Texas public schools for national 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools recognition. Founded in 1982, Blue Ribbon Schools is a U.S. Department of Education program that recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students perform at very high levels.
BY JEANNE PREJEAN
Speaking of changes, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) CEO Lynn McBee has just announced some changes in her team. Two brand-new position have been created that tap the talents of a YWPN oldtimer and an area public relations expert.
Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy
The choices that are available in the Houston Independent School District are so varied. You can send your kid to the neighborhood school, a vanguard school, a challenge school, a school that specializes in medicine, an IB school, a magnet school, and the list goes on. How do you decide? You do a ton of research, make lists, ask around, visit the schools, go to the HISD school fair and try to seek out every piece of information possible. It can be overwhelming, and we are going to break it down for you by sharing some pretty amazing options that HISD has to offer, starting with Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy.
We are so excited to have all four of our eligible schools make the top 30 of Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools in the Nation! This list is determined by the number of college-level tests given at a school divided by the number of graduates from that year.
Membership in the 93-year-old organization is one thing many of the area’s most powerful female executives have in common.
BY GLENN HUNTER
Melissa Reiff, president and chief operating officer of the Container Store, learned so much about communicating from this 93-year-old Dallas organization, she wound up adding “communication” to the retail chain’s founding principles. Debbie Taylor, director of U.S. Markets for Citi Community Development, says the venerable organization taught her the keys to running effective meetings. And Jennifer Sampson, president and CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, says she learned from the group about the power of developing long-term relationships in the corporate world.
On Friday, October 10th, our GEMS participated in, celebrated, and advocated for the International Day of the Girl with a March on Main Street. On that day, women and girls from all over Tarrant County walked together from the Fort Worth Convention Center to the Courthouse and listened to Mayor Betsy Price give a proclamation for the Day of the Girl.
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