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Eliminating the achievement gap [electronic resource]: the study of one Texas school district

The University of Texas at Austin
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  • Educational Tests And Measurements Texas
  • Academic Achievement Texas


Microsoft Word - godhelpus.doc Copyright by Cynthia Fowler Hernandez 2003 The Dissertation Committee for Cynthia Fowler Hernandez Certifies that this is the approved version of the following dissertation: ELIMINATING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: THE STUDY OF ONE TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT Committee: Jim Scheurich, Supervisor Nolan Estes Norma Cantu Michael Lauderdale Paul Cruz ELIMINATING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: THE STUDY OF ONE TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT by Cynthia Fowler Hernandez, B.S, M.Ed. Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Texas at Austin in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy The University of Texas at Austin May 2003 Dedication To my husband, Roland, and my children, Lauren and Leyton. v Acknowledgements Phillippians 4:13. I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me. My utmost gratitude and praise is offered to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The blessings and encouragement provided through the Holy Spirit allowed this dissertation to be completed and gave my family and myself the strength to endure such a challenge. My husband, Roland, is an inspiration and esteemed colleague who pushes me to perform at my best. Our partnership has withstood the attainment of two doctoral degrees, a conquest that was truly beyond either of our dreams in the beginning. It is my hope that we will continue to grow together in our profession and in our marriage. My daughter Lauren is the joy of my life. Her kindness and tender heart uplifted me when I felt overwhelmed and discouraged. Her beautiful acts of love fortified my soul. I want her to be confident and strong, knowing that she can achieve any dream or aspiration through hard work and effort while holding herself

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