Supporting the education of Texans through scholarship programs and reformation.
Good Reason Houston
https://goodreasonhouston.org/ - We see a future where every child, in every neighborhood, excels in a world-class public school and thrives in the Houston of tomorrow.
Houstonians For Great Public Schools
https://leadershipisd.org/ - Our changemakers are committed to promoting educational equity at every level. Join us in finding your path to impact.
www.kipp.org/ - KIPP trains and develops outstanding educators to lead KIPP schools by providing tools, resources, and training for excellent teaching and learning.
Teach For America
www.teachforamerica.org - Teach For America is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public areas.
www.prounitas.org ProUnitas' mission is to ensure every child has access to the right resources at the right time in order to succeed in school and beyond.
United Negro College Fund
www.uncf.org - United Negro College Fund is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization.
http://www.archwayacademy.net - Archway Academy was established in 2003 by concerned parents and adolescent addiction recovery experts who recognized the need for a school that was dedicated to supporting teens in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse or dependency.
https://www.genesysworks.org/houston/ - Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships.
Cristo Rey Jesuit
www.cristoreyjesuit.org/ - Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory High School offers rigorous college prep education available to students from low-income families in the Houston area.
www.commit2dallas.org/ - Commit2Dallas helps drive student achievement throughout Dallas County from cradle to career by leveraging data, community expertise, and collaboration.
Texas Business Hall of Fame
www.texasbusiness.org/ - The Texas Business Hall of Fame focuses on awareness of the positive achievements made by outstanding business legends and to honor their contributions to their community and their state.
Small Steps Nurturing Center
www.ssnc.org/ - Small Steps Nurturing Center provides an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
Texas State University
www.txstate.edu - Texas State University is a comprehensive, culturally diverse university offering undergraduate and graduate instruction.
www.baylor.edu - Baylor University is top Texas Christian university offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs.
General Education News
HISD trustees vote to keep Lathan as interim superintendent - Houston ISD trustees formally voted Thursday to reinstate Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan and take steps toward repairing their fractured relationship after an acrimonious meeting last week marred by personal attacks and a covert move to replace Lathan.
HISD trustees OK superintendent search, delay vote to retain interim - Houston ISD trustees voted Thursday to begin a national search for a permanent superintendent, while also voting to postpone a previously undiscussed proposal to make Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan the district's leader through September 2019.
Houston ISD avoids state sanctions after 4 long-failing schools all meet standard - Houston ISD and civic leaders celebrated Wednesday after learning that four of the district’s longest-struggling campuses met state academic standards this year, staving off potentially major sanctions that have loomed for months over Texas’ largest public school district.
Experiences in Practice: Personalized Interventions at Landis Elementary School - Through the school’s personalized intervention system, staff at Landis had the right resources to effectively support children.
Branching Minds: Company Updates - As a company deeply rooted in the learning sciences and evidence-based teaching practices, research and data are baked into our DNA.
Recruiting School Board Candidates - Doug Foshee, who is launching an initiative to recruit school board candidates, identified education as the top issue that will affect our region's prosperity. His outlook for the coming year includes a call to action to all of us.
TEA's New Accountability System - Understanding TEA’s new A-F Accountability Ratings System. Tom Torkelson shares IDEA's latest accountability results and details the new system for IDEA staff, families, and friends.
Everything You Thought You Knew About DISD Is Wrong - Everything you think you know about the Dallas Independent School District is probably wrong. You probably believe, as most people do, that DISD is the educational equivalent of a tire fire. Not true.
Charter Grads Get a Leg Up in College - The NAACP on Wednesday reported findings from its nationwide “listening tour” on charter schools, and there were no surprises: Charters must be stopped.
Data Show Charter School Students Graduating From College at Three to Five Times National Average - About a decade ago, 15 years into the public charter school movement, a few of the nation’s top charter networks quietly upped the ante on their own strategic goals.