Monday, July 9, 2012

Laredo's districts not taking advantage of drop-out prevention program

According to the below information from the Texas Education Agency's website, neither of Laredo's school districts are participating in the Ninth Grade Transition and Intervention Program which has been touted as being rather effective in cutting down dropout rates.

From TEA: Proven Dropout Prevention Strategies

The Texas Education Agency focuses state and federal resources on identifying and replicating proven strategies for dropout prevention and recovery. The Ninth Grade Transition and Intervention Program utilizes data systems to identify struggling students who need early intervention.;

The purpose of the Ninth Grade Transition and Intervention (NGTI) Program is to provide services that target students as they leave eighth grade, who are at-risk of being retained in the ninth grade or dropping out.

Grantees are required to provide a summer transition program, use an early warning data system to identify and monitor ninth grade students who are off-track for graduation, and to provide on-going interventions and activities throughout the school year.


Grant/Project Period

May 16, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Grantees and Funding Amounts Grantee Funding Amount
Aldine ISD $ 258,380
Bloomington ISD $25,838
Brazos School for Inquiry and Creativity $21,729
Brownsville ISD $151,988
Carrizo Springs ISD $39,517
Chilton ISD $21,729
Dallas ISD $258,380
Del Valle ISD $60,795
Edinburg ISD $151,988
Faith Family Academy of Oak Cliff $30,398
Ft. Hancock ISD $21,729
Girls and Boys Prep Academy $25,838
Houston ISD $258,381
La Vega ISD $39,517
Mission CISD $121,591
Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD $151,988
Raul Yzaguirre School for Success $25,838
Rio Grande City ISD $60,795
Robstown ISD $45,597
Valley View ISD $45,597
Weslaco ISD $121,591
Total $1,939,204

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