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A $3.5 million grant from Houston Endowment supports intense training and increased mentoring for new teachers.The Texas Tribune reports on Brazosport ISD's teacher apprenticeship program – a bright spot in teacher preparation that Houston Endowment is proud to support. To help launch San Jacinto College's second bachelor's degree - a Bachelor of Applied Science in Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education (BAS-ECE) - and meet a critical need throughout the region, Houston Endowment awarded San Jacinto College a grant of $1.5 million for a three-year period through 2026.We believe teachers are critically important and aim to strengthen the pipeline of well-prepared and supported teachers. By working collaboratively, Brazosport ISD, Brazosport College, and Region 4 exhibit the innovation needed to prepare outstanding teachers and transform talent management practices for Greater Houston. Good Reason Houston’s Blueprint for Change codifies the vision and aspirations for a high-quality education that every child in every neighborhood growing up in Houston deserves.Houston Endowment announced up to $1 million in in-kind support for Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) strategic planning efforts. The investment will support the development of a district-wide strategic plan to maximize student outcomes.There are 900,000 children who call Harris County home but the reality is, we are not providing all our children with the education they need to achieve their dreams.The University Leadership Network at the University of Texas at Austin challenges the assumption that many low-income or first-generation college students leave school because they aren’t cut out for college.Good Reason Houston is working to ensure that every child, in every neighborhood in Houston can excel in a great school.