2014 Action Alliance: Pathways to Prosperity

The University of Houston College of Education, the UH Alumni Association's Education Alumni and Houston A+ Challenge presents the 2014 Action Alliance. The goal for the Action Alliance convening is to bring together the leaders of the P-20 Educational Pipeline in the Gulf Coast area to review impact/implications of HB 5 legislation, and to begin discussing institutional alignment in the region. The guest speaker will be Bob Schwartz, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration at Harvard Graduate School of Education authored the Pathways to Prosperity.

Bob SchwartzFebruary 17, 2014
8am - 1pm
Hilton, University of Houston

All proceeds will benefit the COE Alumni Scholarship Fund.

The Pathways to Prosperity Project responds to a need for better school-to-career pathways—especially pathways other than four-year college degrees—from adolescence into the adult world of work.

Bob Schwartz is working with Jobs for the Future to develop the Pathways Network, a consortium of states leading the way toward achieving the pathways to prosperity vision.


An overview of HB 5 will be provided by:

  • Jimmie Don Aycock, Chairman of the House Public Education Committee
  • Dr. Duncan Klussmann, Superintendent of Schools in Spring Branch ISD
  • Dr. H.D. Chambers, Superintendent of Schools Alief ISD

A K-20 Impact of HB5 Policy Panel will include:

  • Moderator:  Dr. Cathy Horn, Associate Professor Educational Psychology
  • Scott Van Beck, Houston A+ Challenge
  • John Fitzpatrick, Educate Texas
  • Bob Harvey, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Michele Moore, Texas Education Agency

Next Steps and Actions:  Ensuring the Pipeline

  • Kristin Nafziger, Edvance Research