Texas K-16 Reform: The El Paso Story

  • Jack Bristol University of Texas at El Paso
Keywords: Higher Education, K-12 Education, K-16 Cooperation, Educational Reform


The University of Texas at El Paso has provided leadership and support for several K-16 reform collaborative activities in the El Paso area. A closed-loop K-12 preservice teacher preparation system supported by generous extramural funding has provided the university, the community college, and local schools with opportunities for conversation, a shared vision, and change. Lessons learned and strategies used should prove beneficial in other metropolitan K-16 settings.