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The Effort to Enroll the Uninsured

The Obama administration has announced recently that with the next round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act happening quite soon, they will be focusing on certain areas of the country. Two major areas to focus on are: Dallas and Houston. Interestingly,...

Startup Scene Brewing in Austin

It’s interesting to see cities grow and evolve! It’s no secret that Austin, Texas, is a large tech hub attracting young professionals around the world. Many intelligent, creative people have made the move to Austin to live a better quality life and work at...

5 Reasons to Move to Texas

Texas has a pretty well-known reputation for being the Cowboy state; full of extremely right-wing people and great barbecue. A few things people don’t know about the new Texas is that it’s full of students, young adults, and tech-inspired people followin their dreams....

Texas Legislators: Missing the Big Picture

Recently, a new study claims that across the state of Texas there have been more Latino drop outs from high school, but an increase in college enrollment. The issue with this is that some legislators may not be looking at the right numbers to glean this statistic. So...

Texas Sites: San Antonio

San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, and is the fastest growing city in the list of the top ten most populous cities in the United States. That means one and a half million people need things to do whether it be touring a scenic landscape of national...

A Commitment to Relevance and Rigor

Manor New Tech’s success has been made possible by an unwavering, school-wide commitment to the new dieting and implementation of a project-based learning model (PBL). Students within the PBL model are driven to actively pursue their knowledge. From the moment a new...

United Way for Greater Austin’s Target Graduation Program

United Way for Greater Austin’s Target Graduation Program By Dr. Robert Peters   United Way for Greater Austin is on a mission to bolster the education system and improve high school graduation rates in a district that features dramatic social stratification and...

Hi from Dr. Peters!

Welcome to my blog! My name is Dr. Robert Peters and I want to share some of my favorite things about Dallas and Texas, in general, in the following pages. Over the next several months, I’ll be writing about the places I’ve been, places I’d like to explore further,...