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CTTC Staff Volunteers to Help Save Reagan High School

reaganfrontThis past weekend, three members of CTTC staff participated in a community walk to help save Reagan High School from closure due to substandard TAKS scores. The walk attracted about 30 volunteers who dedicated their Saturday morning to knocking on the doors of underperforming students’ homes. The volunteers discussed the students’ grades and TAKS scores with parents and then encouraged the parents to send their children to afterschool tutoring, some of which is provided through the Austin Area Urban League.

 

Sarah Crocker, Adult Workforce Program Specialist and CTTC Site Coordinator, participated in the walk and described it as, “difficult but so worthwhile.” Crocker spoke to about 15 families, all of whom were incredibly warm, welcoming and concerned about their children’s poor test scores. Crocker says she thinks more kids will show up for the tutoring now. “Hopefully, with the support of the parents, more students will take advantage of the tutoring,” she said. “The services these students need are available, we just need to get them to show up.”

 

AISD allows CTTC to use the computer labs at Reagan and Travis high schools to teach low-cost, high-quality computer classes to unemployed and underemployed people in Austin. The CTTC program strongly supports efforts to keep Reagan open. CTTC Managing Director Lainie Duro sits on the Reagan Campus Advisory Committee and is actively involved in making campus decisions and efforts to save the school. To find out more about this situation and how you can get involved, email lduro@skillpointalliance.org. or call 323-6773 ext. 122.

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