Education Partnership of the Permian Basin Launches the Permian Basin Innovation Zone

Midland, Texas/October 19, 2023-The Education Partnership of the Permian Basin launched the Permian Basin Innovation Zone also known as PBIZ. This ground-breaking collaborative is designed to expand opportunities to Rual students in the Permian Basin. 

(Dr. Adrian Vega, Executive Director-Education Partnership of the Permian Basin/Odessa-Midland, Texas) 

McCamey ISD, Buena Vista ISD, Grandfalls-Royality ISD, and Crane ISD in partnership with Odessa College and Midland College will create pathways to provide high-level, high-quality education opportunities for rural students. 

(Kevin Sparks, State Senator District 31, Texas) 

Two Freshman students from Buena Vista ISD described the benefits and disadvantages of being a student in a small school. 

(Berkley Meadows, Freshman-Buena Vista ISD/Imperial, Texas) 

(Eli Schoenfeldt, Freshman-Buena Vista ISD/Imperial, Texas) 

The goal of the Permian Basin Innovation Zone is to partner with rural school districts that are near each other, and by obtaining resources to provide a central location that rural students can get to for high quality education. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Author: Danny Barrera

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