It is based on Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, the work of the Public Education Visioning Institute.
Willis ISD will break ground in spring 2017 on a new Career and Technology Education Center building that will provide space, classrooms, labs, and upgraded equipment that will help enhance and grow the district's advanced engineering design class.
Granger ISD, a Consortium Associate district, is one of the three schools from across the nation highlighted in a case study by John Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, a group of 22 school districts charged with informing the governor, Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and commissioner of education on methods for improving student learning in Texas public schools, has delivered its biennial report to policymakers.
Districts are implementing their own systems because they realize that accountability is important but that the current system — as well as the A-F system that is coming — are based primarily on standardized test scores and therefore not designed to provide the meaningful feedback they need to keep improving.