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The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence

Program Description

The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence (the Collaborative) was founded in 1991, when a cross section of the city's leaders met to establish a common vision around education improvement from kindergarten through college. Board members (noted below with asterisk) include representatives from the education sector, the mayor, presidents of the local Hispanic and Black chambers of commerce, and the county judge. For almost two decades, the Collaborative has been committed to: (1) ensuring the academic success for all students from K-16; (2) ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in a four-year college or university; and (3) the reduction of achievement gaps among different groups of students. The Collaborative's data-driven efforts started with standards setting in core subjects, and have expanded to cover areas needing improvement, ranging from STEM instruction to a parent awareness program.


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