Best in Class

Educators represent the single largest budgetary investments of any school district, and a large and growing body of research shows that educators are one of the most important school-based factors in student achievement.

The Dallas - Fort Worth region is facing a number of challenges regarding our educator pipelines:

  • decrease in the number of students interested in entering the teaching profession
  • An increasing number of teacher candidates receiving insufficient preparation
  • High teacher and school leader turnover rates, resulting in increased demands and significant financial impacts on school systems

Powered by The Commit Partnership and Communities Foundation of Texas, over 50 partner organizations across the Dallas-Fort Worth region are working to ensure all students have access to effective and diverse educators. Through extensive research and stakeholder engagement, Best In Class provides a roadmap for attracting, preparing, developing, and retaining effective and diverse teachers and school leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.