TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711
April 4, 2012
TO: Superintendents, Texas School Districts and Charter Schools
FROM: Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education
Robert Scott, Commissioner of Education
SUBJECT: Celebrate GenTX Day, May 4, 2012
Generation TX (pronounced “Generation Texas”) is a statewide movement focused on building a college-going and career-ready culture across the state, supported by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Generation TX provides inspiration to students to pursue higher education, as well as gather valuable information on college readiness and the process of applying for admission and student financial aid.
Last year, Generation TX held its first statewide GenTX Day, a celebration of the achievements of Texas students, especially those graduating seniors who are taking the critical next step to continue their educations beyond high school. Teachers, students, business leaders, government officials, and ordinary citizens around the state publicly showed their support for Generation TX by wearing their favorite college T-shirts on GenTX Day.
On Friday May 4, 2012, Generation TX will celebrate its second annual GenTX Day and we want participation to be even higher and more widespread to show statewide support for students to pursue either college or career pathways. We are writing to invite and encourage your district to join in this year’s GenTX Day festivities by promoting Generation TX, asking individuals in your schools and communities to wear their favorite college T-shirts and holding GenTX Day events on your campuses.
To learn more about how to participate in GenTX Day and access free GenTX Day kits and materials, visit www.gentx.org.
GenTX Day is an opportunity to enlist our entire community in creating a culture that strengthens your work, simply by wearing a college T-shirt and encouraging postsecondary success. Thank you for your commitment to college and career readiness and to the students of Texas.
Raymund A. Paredes Robert Scott
Commissioner of Higher Education Commissioner of Education