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School district selected as pilot for college network

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Submitted photo: Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight and Lancaster Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland at the Texas College Access Network media kick-off at UNT Dallas Tuesday, Nov. 8. Submitted photo: Lancaster Mayor Marcus Knight and Lancaster Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland at the Texas College Access Network media kick-off at UNT Dallas Tuesday, Nov. 8.

LANCASTER –Lancaster Independent School District has been selected as a participant of the Texas College Access Network North Texas pilot region by the Texas High School Project.

THSP, a public-private initiative of the Communities Foundation of Texas, joined with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and representatives of area school districts and institutions of higher education to make the announcement. TxCAN is part of the National College Access Network (NCAN), created to establish a sustainable network of agencies and organizations working collaboratively to increase student access and success in postsecondary education.

“We are excited about being selected as a participant of the North Texas TxCAN pilot region,” said LISD Superintendent Michael McFarland.

“In Lancaster ISD, our focus is on ensuring that our students graduate with more than a high school diploma. We are committed to ensuring that our students leave us college-prepared and career ready with choices and opportunities. We look forward to partnering with agencies and organizations within the North Texas TxCAN pilot region who are equally committed to working collaboratively to increase student access and success in postsecondary education.” 

The existence of dynamic partnerships between area school districts, such as in Dallas, Lancaster and Richardson, as well as Uplift Education, are considered key to achieving TxCAN’s goals of success for all students throughout the North Texas region.

Key initiatives for TxCAN will focus on building awareness of existing college access activities and resources, aligning the strategic efforts of numerous stakeholders, and providing tools to measure the impact of access services.


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