House Bill 5

We invite you to join us at the Jones Graduate School of Business for a panel discussion on House Bill 5

During the 2013 legislative session, House Bill 5 (HB 5) was passed, ushering in new guidelines for graduation requirements and accountability. In early 2014, the State Board of Education formalized the implementation rules early for the incoming fall freshman class. Educators will be charged with managing the old requirements and building processes and courses for the new requirements.

Our panel of experts will share insights on what is currently in place and, with attention to creating necessary conditions for success, what is critical to consider during the planning and implementation phases of HB 5. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • What are the graduation requirements?
  • How will highly selective universities respond to various options?
  • How do local community colleges support both students and educators?
  • What types of plans are already in place and working?
  • How does local philanthropy view the community needs and support the work?

A side-by-side comparison of current graduation requirements and HB 5 requirements to be implemented beginning in 2014-2015 may be seen at: Please join us for an informative evening of conversation concerning the most intensive reform at the high school level Texas legislators have implemented in decades.

Monday, June 16 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm | McNair Hall, Rice University

HD Chambers, Superintendent, Alief ISD
George Grainger, Senior Program Officer, Houston Endowment
Ruth Lopez Turley, Associate Director, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
Dana Tabor, Associate Principal for Curriculum & Instruction, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
Pam Campbell, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Educational Partnerships, San Jacinto College

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