To meet the highest expectations, we need the very best educating the future of Texas. A commitment to systemic improvements in recruiting, development, training, and retention of great teachers and leaders is essential to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Teacher Preparation & Support

The Texas teaching profession is at a crossroads. The status quo is not good enough. Texas can and must do a better job of recruiting, developing, and retaining great teachers. Our students deserve the best teachers, and our teachers the best preparation. While the quality of preparation varies significantly across the state of Texas, an emerging body of research indicates the type of training and support teachers need to succeed from day one.

School Leadership

Public school leaders are the linchpin of innovation needed to advance the quality of education across the state. Research indicates the school principal is second only to the classroom teacher in terms of impacting student learning and achievement.