Urban Education Institute brings data, support to local education stakeholders

February 15, 2019

Tiffany Pennamon | Diverse

Former Texas state representative Dr. Michael Villarreal is working to make the new Urban Education Institute at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) a trusted community partner for education stakeholders looking to improve educational attainment, outcomes and economic earnings for San Antonio’s students.

Seed-funded by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation and embedded in UTSA’s College of Education and Human Development, the Urban Education Institute will support teacher preparation efforts and establish, among other initiatives, an interactive website with data visualizations and research for education administrators, philanthropists, policymakers and more to make evidence-based decisions that support the success of the city’s P-20 students.

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