It is based on Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, the work of the Public Education Visioning Institute.
The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, a group of 22 school districts charged with informing the governor, Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and commissioner of education on methods for improving student learning in Texas public schools, has delivered its biennial report to policymakers.
Districts are implementing their own systems because they realize that accountability is important but that the current system — as well as the A-F system that is coming — are based primarily on standardized test scores and therefore not designed to provide the meaningful feedback they need to keep improving.
Prosper ISD is giving a team of high school students the opportunity to try their hand at comedy with a student-run TV show launched in September as part of the school's scholastic broadcast program.
Sunnyvale ISD, a Consortium Associate district east of Dallas, recently opened a next-generation learning space at its middle school.