Topic: Speak Up! Speak Out!

Texas Teens Speak Out on Community Issues; Leaders Listen, Dec. 1

Nov. 28, 2011

Event: More than 150 high school students from throughout Texas will meet with community leaders to present solutions for addressing problems in their communities, including what to do with abandoned big-box stores; how to ensure student input in school governance decisions; and

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Dallas Students' Proposal to Teach Debate Skills to Third Graders Wins First Place at Civics Fair

May 25, 2011

A plan to improve third-grade literacy and higher order thinking skills through debate earned students from Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet High School in Dallas first place in the annual Speak Up!

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Dallas Teens Speak Out on Community Issues; Leaders Listen, May 18

May 12, 2011

Event: Media are invited to cover students from Dallas, Duncanville and Garland high schools gathering for the first Dallas Speak Up!

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Texas High School Students Offer Solutions to Community Problems at Civics Fair

June 2, 2009

Students from El Paso's Horizon High School offered solutions to the problem of teen pregnancy to win first place in the sixth annual Speak Up! Speak Out! civics fair hosted by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Central Texas High School Students Gather to Present Solutions to Societal Problems

May 14, 2008

Event: More than 200 high school students from Austin (Akins, LBJ, Garza and Del Valle), El Paso (Horizon) and San Antonio (Highlands, Lanier and Sam Houston) will convene at The University of Texas at Austin to present their solutions for some of the biggest problems facing their communities--teen pregnancy, illegal immigration, urban agriculture and graffiti.

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