A disproportionate number of Latina/o students who take developmental education courses never pass and advance to college-level courses. That's why Erin Doran, an assistant professor of education, has developed a framework to better serve Latina/o students needing extra preparation.
When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston metropolitan area last fall inflicting $190 billion in damage, the staff and students of Iowa State University’s Teacher Education Services knew they had to help.
Iowa State has had a close working relationship with the Aldine Independent School District in Houston for 27 years.
Denisse San Elias was in the eighth grade when Iowa State University made a promise to her and every student at King and Moulton elementary schools in Des Moines. Five years later and now a senior at East High, San Elias is realizing the significance of that promise. She is part of the first cohort of ISU 4U Promise students who will attend Iowa State in the fall. So far, 15 have been accepted. A majority of the 22 eligible students, including San Elias, qualify for a 100 percent tuition award.
A future teacher, dietitian, and event planner in the College of Human Sciences who have a passion for helping others are among 17 students from Iowa State University who spent part of their winter break assisting those in need.