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AUTHORS: Eyra A. Perez and Noé C. Ortiz March 2014 Excelencia in Education   Introduction In San Antonio, Texas, community leaders have long believed that economic prosperity is directly linked to the level of educational attainment of its citizens. For many years, San Antonio has benefitted from pockets of excellent efforts and widespread collaboration in […]

Feb 17 2014

Behavioral Health Barometer: Texas, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2013 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Download Report The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an operating division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is charged with reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. […]

The Geography of Hiring in Alternate STEM Careers

The Chronicle of Higher Education September 6, 2013 by Gina Stewart Do you know where you’d like to live? To borrow from Aesop, are you a city mouse or a country mouse or perhaps, like me, a suburban mouse? What kind of weather do you enjoy, or wish to avoid, whether that’s blistering heat or months of […]

Oct 28 2013

Metro Health Receives Funding to Focus on Prevention

In December 2011, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for a waiver allowing the state to expand Medicaid managed care while providing incentive payments to hospitals, local health departments and mental health providers to fund health care improvements and other innovations for […]

Using Music to Close the Academic Gap

Atlantic Monthly | Health New studies on the cognitive advantages of learning instruments at early ages LORI MILLER KASE OCT 9 2013, 9:00 AM ET Several times a week, a group of at-risk youth in Los Angeles reports to makeshift music rooms at Alexandria Elementary School near Koreatown for lessons in violin or cello or bass—and […]

Is being a smart city enough? What about being a truly intelligent community?

The Global Urbanist | Economy Robert Bell, February 25 2013 “Smart” and “intelligent” are supposed to mean the same thing. When it comes to urban areas, however, the meanings diverge. They may be moving on parallel tracks but they are different trains headed to distinct destinations. On one hand, smart cities are big news in urban planning. […]