Graduates of A+ Academy for Aspiring Principals are Making a Mark on Urban Education

This spring, Houston A+ Challenge turned the page on a beloved leadership program -- the Regional Principal Leadership Academy for aspiring principals -- as the three-year journey of our second cohort came to a close.

Today, all 38 of the graduates from this Academy's two cohorts have significantly increased their impact on teachers and students, through career advancements to higher levels of leadership.

Read more about our results, and hear directly from the Academy graduates in their own words in these reflections from Cohort I and Cohort II.

A+ Releases White Papers on Education Policy and Practice

Drawing on lessons learned from Houston A+ Challenge's 15 years of work in school reform, our new white papers provide a road map for strengthening middle schools, teacher quality, and principal leadership in Texas.

A+ Partners with UT-Austin to Launch Regionwide Post-Secondary Success Initiative

This spring, Houston A+ Challenge was invited to help lead and facilitate a new student success initiative involving eight community college systems and 11 public school districts throughout the Houston region.

The primary goals of Gulf Coast Partners Achieving Student Success (GC PASS) are to increase college readiness among high school graduates, ease student transitions between high school and community college, and increase student success in community college developmental courses.