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The Baylor Impact is published quarterly by the Baylor School of Education.

The Baylor Impact
School of Education
Baylor University
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Waco, TX 76798-7304

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Volume 2 Number 1

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One of the more refreshing aspects of the academic world is its cycle of new beginnings. teachers and students, each semester or year brings an opportunity to start afresh. students, each new semester/year brings an opportunity to set aside old habits or attitudes, to recommit to worthy academic goals, and to redirect or devote new energies toward those goals. teachers (including university faculty), it is likewise an opportunity to try new approaches, to revise curricula, and to apply what was learned from prior teaching experiences. As a long-time educator, have seen dramatic changes in students and teachers who took advantage of the opportunities that new beginnings have brought.
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In the F1rst Person: Dr. Jay K. Box, EdD '94, Versailles, KY

“To create a comprehensive community and technical college system recognized as the nation’s best” is the challenging vision statement of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). it was that vision that five years ago convinced me to accept the position of president for hazard community and technical college – one of the 16 comprehensive community colleges within KCTCS – and most recently to accept a promo­tion to the System office where I serve as vice president for technology solutions.

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Project Promise:
A Program for Gifted Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

Not just any student can enroll in a university after the 6th grade, but that was the case for Brittany Anderson, now a senior in Baylor's School of Education. She first came to Baylor as a participant in the Project Promise program during summer 1999. Brittany enrolled in the university for young People (UYP), which prepares low-income students in kindergarten through 12th grade for college, and thus began her journey at Baylor.
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Math Measures
Baylor Students Teach Waco ISD Students

This summer, waco-area 6th- through 8th-graders have been on the football field, not to get rough and tough, but to see how Baylor's Floyd Casey Stadium measures up dollar for dollar.
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Advancing Athletic Trainers
New Graduate Program First in Texas

Baylor offensive lineman Mike Miller had plans to go pro like many athletes. Lucky for him the injury he sustained wasn't major. "I never really understood how valuable an athletic trainer is to the team and to me until I was injured," said Miller.
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In This Issue

• Welcome
• In the F1rst Person: Dr. Jay K. Box
• Project Promise
• Math Measures
• Advanced Athletic Trainers

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