K-12 Schools

Kindergarten-12th grade schools support different types of instructional and learning models to ensure that students have the resources and tools needed to prepare for higher education and the workforce. Educate Texas recognizes the urgency for the state’s public schools and classrooms to adapt to the needs of 21st century students. Therefore, the organization is partnering with state agencies, school districts and funders to identify innovative ways to approach and support 21st century teaching and learning across the educational cradle-to-career pipeline.

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 370 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 Teaching and Learning Council acts as a resource to Texas legislators, state agencies and other regulatory bodies by sharing its research and evidence-based recommendations related to effective teaching policy.
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.