EMERGE Program ‘Crucial’ in Getting HISD Graduate to ‘Dream School’

When Phuong Ta first came to America as a 17-year-old, she had no inkling she would one day be attending a Tier One university. But the 2012 Chávez High School graduate just completed her first year at Tufts University, and you can read more about her journey to higher education through HISD’s EMERGE program in the Sept. 6 edition of community eNews.

Other stories highlighted in this week’s edition include:

• A teacher at Gregory-Lincoln Education Center who was named a “Food Revolution Hero” by nationally recognized chef and Food Network star Jamie Oliver.
• A student at Worthing High School who was inspired to change the world after returning home from a summer trip to Israel through the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship.
• A video on HISD’s PowerUp 1 to 1 Laptop Initiative.
• A blog entry in 177 Days from first-year teacher Natalie Nelson, whose dog, Milo, is noticing a significant difference in the amount of time she has available to spend with him.

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Click here to see the full issue for Sept. 6.