Awards

Resources for Learning (RFL) wins Employers for Education Excellence (EEE) Award

On November 21, 2008, the State Board of Education honored 14 Texas businesses, organizations, and governmental entities for encouraging employees to volunteer in the state’s 8,000-plus public schools.

This is the first year for the EEE awards, which was created by the Legislature in the 2007 session. Designed to promote more community involvement in the public schools, the awards recognize employers who implement policies that encourage employer involvement in school activities.

During the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years, RFL volunteers mentored students in English/language arts classes at Reagan High School and Webb Middle School as part of the Austin Partners in Literature program. On a weekly basis, RFL mentors met with small groups of students in designated classrooms to reinforce their reading skills and help foster a love of reading.

Press release: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/comm/page1.html

Two RFL Reports Receive Honors for Outstanding Publications in American Educational Research Association (AERA) Competition

Images of High School Redesign and Restructuring Grant Program Evaluation Report & Comprehensive School Reform Grant Program Report covers

Two RFL evaluation reports received awards in the Division H Outstanding Publications Competition - Category 4 of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as announced Thursday, March 27 at the 2008 AERA Annual Meeting in New York City.

RFL Design Wins NSPRA Award of Excellence

TPSP magazine

The RFL Creative Services Team won an Award of Excellence in the National School Public Relations Association’s (NSPRA) 2008 Publications and Electronic Media Contest for the Texas Performance Standards Project Summary of Success magazine. In the publications portion, there were 895 entries, 76 of which received Awards of Excellence, 206 Awards of Merit, and 223 Honorable Mentions. The publications that received Awards of Excellence will be on display in the Publications Exchange Center at the NSPRA National Seminar in Washington, DC, from July 6-9, 2008.