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UTSA to host Dec. 12 screening of PBS documentary 'The Principal Story'

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(Dec. 7, 2009)--The UTSA Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the College of Education and Human Development will host a screening of the PBS documentary, "The Principal Story," at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 in the University Center Denman Room (2.01.28) on the Main Campus.

The documentary illustrates the stories of two principals and paints a dramatic portrait of the challenges facing America's public schools -- and of the great difference a dedicated principal can make. The screening is free and open to the public.

Tresa Dunbar is a second-year principal at Chicago's Nash Elementary, where 98 percent of students come from low-income families. Kerry Purcell,in Springfield, Ill., has led Harvard Park Elementary with similar demographics for six years. Both women are followed over the course of a school year and take the viewer along for an emotional ride that reveals what effective educational leadership looks like in the 21st century.

For the screening, students with permits can park in any student or Faculty B parking slot. Viewers without permits can park in the north or south garages.

For more information, contact Alan Shoho at 210-458-5411.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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