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Brownsville ISD has received close to $20 million for after-school programs, which UTB’s College of Education serves as the Higher Education Partner

Dr. Miguel Angel Escotet, Dr. Zelma Mata, and Ms. Prisci Tipton receive certificate for supporting state recognized after school-programs

Over the past 5 years, Brownsville ISD​ (BISD) has received close to $20 million in 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grants to create and expand out-of-school-time programs. On August 8, 2013, at the Annual Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) Awards Ceremony, BISD’s 21st CCLC Program was awarded 3 of the most prestigious awards in the State of Texas by the Texas Education Agency in Austin, Texas. The after-school programs received the 2013 PRIME Award which recognizes the top ACE school districts in the state, 2013 Most Innovative Family Engagement Activity Award, and Dr. Sylvia P. Atkinson, Assistant Superintendent for Support Services, received the 2013 Top Administrator award.

The University of Texas at Brownsville, College of Education, Center of Educational Development and Innovation was recognized as the Higher Education Partner of Brownsville’s ISD’s 21st Century Community Learning Program at an Award Ceremony held during the Brownsville ISD board meeting on August 21, 2013. During the awards ceremony, Dr. Miguel Angel Escotet, Professor and Dean of the College of Education and Director of Center for Education Development and Innovation, Dr. Zelma Mata, Health and Human Performance Chair, and Prisci Roca-Tipton, Director of Research, Grants and Development, received a certificate for supporting the state recognized 21st Century Community Learning Centers which serve thousands of students at 37 campuses.

The Dean of the College of Education will continue to support Brownsville ISD’s after-school programs with the primary goal of strengthening collaborative efforts in the areas of science and math.



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