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April 25, 2018      5:24 PM

Sen. West sets two-week deadline for agency leaders to produce a plan to address achievement gap

Latest figures show African-Americans trailed whites by almost 20 percent in obtaining a degree or certificate; Higher Ed Chairman Seliger raises no objections to West’s request

Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, has given the leaders at three agencies two weeks to produce a plan to significantly raise the achievement of the state’s minority males.

The lagging achievement of African-American and Hispanic students is a typical component of the updates Commissioners Raymund Paredes and Mike Morath present to lawmakers.

By Kimberly Reeves

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