Student success to be highlighted at College and Career Readiness Summit

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The annual Summit for College and Career Readiness will take place April 15, at the Mission Event Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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MCALLEN, TEXAS (April 15, 2019) – Student success is at the forefront of priorities for this year’s College and Career Readiness Summit taking place April 15.  

The summit will provide a forum for public and private schools, as well as higher education professionals to engage in a dialogue on closing the achievement gap in college readiness for high school graduates.

The theme for this year’s summit is “Bridging Student’s Success.” 

The annual event will feature a day-long slate of relevant and timely issues facing educators today including equality for undocumented students and what learners need now for success in the future of work. 

Dean for Dual Credit Programs and School District Partnerships, Dr. Rebecca De Leon, says the event carries special significance. 

“The summit provides the opportunity for key stakeholders from school districts, higher education, community leaders and regional workforce to engage in the importance of preparing students to be college and career ready,” said De Leon. “Stakeholders identify how to bridge student success to ensure that key issues are being addressed in order for students to be well prepared for their future.”  

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Keynote speaker Dr. Joel Vargas, Vice President for JFF, will focus on what is essential for students to learn and what it means for shifting our education to employment systems, as well as the partnerships that will be needed. 

The event will take place Monday, April 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mission Event Center located at 200 N Shary Rd, Mission TX 78572. 

For more information on how to register for the summit please visit or contact April Castaneda at 956-872-8369

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