College and Career Readiness

College- and career-ready high school graduates have the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to succeed in life, whether they plan to attend college (two- or four-year, or technical school) or start a job. This means that, since childhood, the students have been academically prepared and provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan their careers and live their lives with success.
 
As the 21st century continues to unfold, the educational experience needs to keep pace with the demands of the increasingly competitive, knowledge-based and technologically driven society.
 
Educate Texas understands the urgency of transforming Texas classrooms and schools to meet the needs of 21st century students. By partnering with state agencies, school districts, high-performing charter schools, higher education institutions and funders, Educate Texas is implementing pilot programs and scaling outcome-driven strategies to prepare students for higher education and the workforce.

Programs

This network, led by the Texas Education Agency, brings together three proven school models under a single umbrella of support. As the Texas Education Agency's designated technical assistance provider, Educate Texas supports more than 470 planning and designated CCRSM campuses across Texas.
In 2011, faced with research showing that Texas high school students rank higher for college and career readiness when they receive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) training, Educate Texas and partner TI Foundation identified Lancaster Independent School District (LISD) as an ideal district to receive a grant to partner in implementing a districtwide STEM project over five years.
In May 2018, the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation announced a $4.6 million grant to Richardson ISD to Educate Texas to support Richardson ISD in creating a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) feeder pattern within the Lloyd V. Berkner High School attendance zone. With technical assistance provided by Educate Texas, this initiative supports 16 schools serving more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries.
The Texas Impact Network, a joint venture between Educate Texas and the Commit Partnership, works with state and regional partners to help school districts make the most of Texas House Bill 3’s funding for evidence-backed programs: the Teacher Incentive Allotment; the College, Career, and Military Readiness Outcomes Bonus; and the Additional Days School Year initiative.
The Texas Learning Exchange (TxLx) project offers innovative pre-K-12 learning resources, solutions and models focused on equity, access, and overall enhancement of teaching and learning.
Consisting of a central hub of three local Texas organization – Educate Texas, Learning Forward, and the Dana Center – the The Texas Network for School Improvement (TxNSI) works with teachers and leaders in local school districts to develop a culture and community of improvement within schools.