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January 26, 2021

News from the Mayor's Office of Education

High School Ideathon

How can we fight climate change and future pandemics?

Promoting Education Across the Country (PEAC - believes putting power in your hands is an important part of the solution.

PEAC is partnering with UNICEF, and the City of Houston’s Offices of Education and Sustainability to host a city-wide ideathon on Feb. 6 (9am - 5pm) for high-schoolers to propose solutions to Houston’s city leaders. Topics covered will be Climate Change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams will gain prizes and recognition from PEAC, UNICEF, and the City of Houston! All registration and more information can be found at ~

Disclaimer: No prior policy experience required -- we will have mentors available to help you on the day of the event.

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Youth and Family Survey

The City of Houston and the Mayor's Office of Education is collecting personal experiences and narratives on the experiences of youth in the City. We would love to know about the challenges, needs, and supports for children in COH.

English Survey:

Spanish Survey:

We hope to collect experiences and narratives primarily from YOUTH but parents, family members, educators, service providers, and other professionals working for/with children can also fill out the survey.

Survey Deadline has been extended to Sunday, February 14th, 2021.

Youth and Family Survey - English

Hola a todos, la Ciudad de Houston y la Oficina de Educación de la Alcaldía está recopilando experiencias personales y narrativas sobre las experiencias de los jóvenes y las familias de la ciudad. Nos encantaría saber de USTED sobre las dificultades, necesidades y el apoyo para los niños que hay en la ciudad. Les agradeceríamos si nos pudieran ayudar a crear una mejor ciudad para los niños completando esta encuesta y compartiendo sus experiencias, ya sean malas o buenas ¡Muchas Gracias!

Encuesta en español:

Youth and Family Survey - Spanish