It is based on Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, the work of the Public Education Visioning Institute.
High school students in Lancaster ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, recently watched their project of the past year — a Cessna 182 — take off from a local airfield. The airplane construction project was part of hands-on STEM challenge from Captain Barrington Irving’s Experience Aviation: Operation Build and Soar program, and the nonprofit Wings of Hope.
Roscoe Collegiate High School in Roscoe Collegiate ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, was named 2017 World-Leading Learners in October 2017 and invited to join the Global Learning Network (GLN), based on the school's selection by Commissioner of Education Mike Morath as Texas' nominee. GLN is a community of educators from exemplary schools that develop, practice, and share innovative approaches to education that ensure their students are prepared for career and lifelong success.
Global education correspondent Rod Berger recently conducted a series of interviews with educators involved with the Texas Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), a group of 44 Texas school districts working to build on the success of community-based accountability systems already in use in districts across the state by developing next-generation measures and assessments that would enable wider use of such systems.
The September 7, 2017, issue of Pioneering!, the magazine of Education Reimagined, includes an article by TASA Immediate Past President Kevin Brown, superintendent, Alamo Heights ISD, a Consortium Associate district. In the article, Brown tells the story of why and how his district re-evaluated its priorities as it developed a new strategic plan. Read “School Transformation from the Heart.”