It is based on Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, the work of the Public Education Visioning Institute.
Roscoe Collegiate ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, is getting attention for its new and innovative Edu-Vet program, which allows students to get hands-on training from professionals in a clinical setting so they can become Certified Veterinarian Assistants.
Georgetown ISD, a Consortium Associate district, was recently featured in Community Impact Newspaper for the success of its aerospace engineering program launched in 2016. The program’s enrollment has reached its 24-student capacity in each of the two school years GISD has offered classes.
Global education correspondent Rod Berger recently conducted a series of interviews with educators involved with the Texas Public Accountability 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.
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.