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In September of 2011, newly-elected Mayor Mike Rawlings and I announced the formation of the Commit Partnership. We did so in the belief that the educational challenges our community faced were too [...]
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As of Nov. 7th, the future of education across our state gleams brighter. Texas voters united together to vote "FOR" public school students by focusing [...]

This week, early voting began throughout the state of Texas. Polls will be open through Nov. 3 and then again on Nov. 7 for Election [...]

Cedar Hill ISD made substantial year-over-year gains in reading and math across grade levels on this year’s STAAR exam. And Superintendent Gerald Hudson believes he [...]

Research indicates that early understanding of math concepts is the most powerful predictor of later school success. Algebra in particular equips students with abstract reasoning [...]

In 2011, Dallas ISD was at a crossroads. Its superintendent had just announced his departure. Its school board elections were canceled due to a lack [...]

As noted in recent blog posts, Commit analysis of preliminary STAAR data holds encouraging news for Dallas County educators, with gaps between the County and [...]

Texas House Bill 8, passed unanimously earlier this year, brings historic change to how our state funds community college. Previously, state spending on the Texas [...]

Across 13 tested subjects in Dallas County's 14 largest public school districts, the number of students meeting standards increased by 5 percentage points or more [...]

Dallas County school districts continue to close gaps with the state in both reading and math achievement across grades 3-8, despite serving more Emergent Bilingual [...]

Hope in Accountability is a series spotlighting schools that made tremendous improvements in their TEA accountability ratings from 2019 to 2022. Visit Commit’s Hope Chart [...]

Since our Partnership was founded over 11 years ago, we’ve relentlessly worked to help change our troubling regional academic outcomes and their resulting impact on [...]