Today is Day 13 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year.
The El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence is recognized as one of the most innovative and effective PreK-16 education reform initiatives in across the nation.
Formed in 1991, and beginning its work in 1992, the Collaborative was created in order to properly prepare students for higher education and careers, despite limiters like language barriers and poverty.
Generously supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the U. S. Department of Education, among others, the Collaborative has established and robust action agenda over the years.
This agenda includes establishing high standards and developing and implementing rigorous curricular programs to bring those standards to life and promoting and helping put into place policies requiring all students to be enrolled in high-quality academic programs.
Today, the Collaborative is still working toward systemic, sustainable change in all classrooms, schools and districts in the greater El Paso area.
Jessica Molinar Muñoz is the director of communications for UTEP's Centennial Office.