OUR MISSION

To be a catalyst for change and a model for innovation in education in the Houston area and beyond, to ensure that every student is prepared for post-secondary success.

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OUR STRATEGIES

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Consulting
in Schools

We believe that the quality of a school can never exceed the quality of its teachers and leaders – so we work directly with those teachers and leaders, through coaching, workshops, and more, to strengthen their practice.

Learn about our approach to professional learning:

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Incubating
Innovation

We believe that for public schools to prepare students for the 21st century, they must rethink everything – so we test ideas and pilot innovative models that have the potential to revolutionize learning.

Learn about A+ UP, Houston’s first mobile school:

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Convening
Education Stakeholders

We believe that a powerful network of teachers, schools, districts, and community leaders will transform education in Greater Houston – so we connect people and spread ideas through events and publications.

Learn about our free speaker series on public education:

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Speaker Series

25feb8:00 am- 10:00 amSpeaker Series Breakfast Heather StakerMuseum of Fine Arts Houston
28apr8:00 am- 10:00 amSpeaker Series Breakfast Sir Ken RobinsonMuseum of Fine Arts Houston

Workshops

8mar9:00 am- 4:00 pmMATH: Putting Thinking to the Test-3rd & 4th ONLY
24mar9:00 am- 4:00 pmREADING: When the End is Near: Just in Time STAAR Reading
4apr9:00 am- 4:00 pmMATH: Putting Thinking to the Test-6th & 7th ONLY

Other Events

3mar9:00 amState of the Parent (Panel Discussion)United Way Houston
26may6:30 pmState of the Teacher (Panel Discussion)United Way Houston