It is based on Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, the work of the Public Education Visioning Institute.
The Dallas Observer asked Dr. Stephen F. Waddell, an experienced educator and leader in school innovation, for his take on Texas' controversial new A-F grading system for public schools. He answered with a thorough look at the A-F system, the issue of rank ordering students and schools that results from standardized testing and A-F accountability systems, and the need for community-based accountability in Texas public education.
Burkburnett ISD in Region 9 recently received some media attention due to its involvement in the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC), a group of 51 Texas school districts working to build on the success of community-based accountability systems.
TASA presented two sessions at SXSW EDU in Austin in March 2018 that relate to MISSION: School Transformation, and one of the sessions was the subject of a recent feature by Education Dive.