26 March 2015
We have updated the information related to suggested hotels for the 6th Annual Convening. See our registration site for details.
12 March 2015
Each year, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board creates a report detailing the number of students enrolled at Texas Colleges and Universities who are using the state tuition waiver. Once again, Shannon Ramsey has provided us a copy to share with youth advocates. Access the latest report from the Research section of our online resources.
23 February 2015
Registration for the 6th Annual Education Reach for Texans Convening opens. General registration is $75 but students can register for $35. Each registration provides full-access to the two-day event, two breakfasts, two lunches, and an evening reception. Register now on our Convening page.
6 February 2015
Education Reach for Texans announces that registration for the 6th Annual Convening, Fostering Success: Partnering Pathways, will open on Monday, 23 February. Online registration for this information packed, 2-day event will cost $75 and includes admission to all sessions on both days, continental breakfast and a complete lunch each day, plus a reception on the first day. In addition, CEUs will be provided at no cost.
9 December 2014
Researchers have released the first in a series of reports on a longitudinal study evaluating the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act on outcomes during the transition to adulthood for foster youth.
11 November 2014
Education Reach for Texans recognized as a Bronze Participant on the GuideStar Exchange.
31 October 2014
Education Reach for Texans announces the 6th Annual Convening to be held June 2 & 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Additional details on the Convening page.
11 July 2014
Back in May, the US Department of Education issued guidance on application of FERPA for students in foster care noting changes resulting from the Uninterrupted Scholars Act requiring greater access by caseworkers and courts. In addition, the Department launched a web page for students from foster care.
7 July 2014
American Association of Community Colleges publishes article on colleges reaching out to former foster youth students. Includes student profile, best practices, and mention of various programs around the country, including Education Reach for Texans.
2 July 2014
Education Reach for Texans receives notification from the IRS confirming our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Our status is retroactive to our incorporation date of 18 June 2013.
20 June 2014
THECB report on usage of the state tuition waiver at Texas colleges and universities (courtesy of Shannon Ramsey).
19 June 2014
More press coverage, this time in the Dallas Observer for UNT's PUSH student organization and their president, Jackie Davis.
18 June 2014
Education Reach for Texans and several foster care alumni appear in well-researched articles in the Texas Tribune. One article focuses on FCA postsecondary education benefits and the second on six specific alumni.
5 June 2014
The wonderful Dewy Brooks has posted his photos from the 5th Annual Convening. Check out our History page and click the photo to visit Dewy's gallery.
2 June 2014
Both our 2014 Youth Gathering and 5th Annual Convening were a great success last week. We're still in the process for reviewing our registration and posting presentations from the events. If you were not able to attend or you were there and want to review a presentation, see our Convening Presentations page.
Links of Interest
Clint Rodenfels maintains a list of useful and interesting web links related to foster care alumni and success in postsecondary education. The latest links added the list appear below. The entire list is available here.