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In the final minutes of the regular session of the 87th Texas Legislature, some notable changes were made to the state’s school finance system in the form of amendments made to House [...]

“The first day I had two students who asked ‘Okay miss, are you the new college advisor? And I was like, ‘Yeah, I guess that's [...]

Like most middle schools, mornings at the Leadership Academy at Forest Oak begin with the announcements. But what’s said in those announcements is indicative of [...]

It’s an undeniable fact that the coronavirus epidemic has significantly impacted and complicated our public and higher education systems. Uncertainty hangs over school reopening. College [...]

Early in her career as an educator, Grand Prairie Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull attended an event for business leaders. A man was delivering a presentation [...]

Principal Adrian Leday “I knew I would never ever be a teacher. And then I became a teacher.” Adrian Leday has deep roots in the [...]

NOTE: Data provided is from the 2017-18 school year, before the policy change at Marsh occurred

Turning around a struggling school is incredibly difficult work, for administrators, educators, and- especially- every student in attendance. “I absolutely love Isaiah. I'm very happy [...]

In 2014, 43 Dallas ISD schools were on the state’s Improvement Required list for not “Meeting Standards,” according to TEA’s accountability rating system. As a [...]

Recently, The New York Times published a story about a new way to measure school effectiveness based on findings from Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis. The article explains how [...]

The StriveTogether Network, of which The Commit! Partnership is an affiliate member, frames Systems Change as sustainable shifts in the way that individuals and organizations within a partnership [...]

The recently released State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) data from the Texas Education Agency indicates noteworthy improvement for Dallas County students. The 4th Grade [...]

With the recent release of campus and district level STAAR data for 2016-17, it’s important for The Commit! Partnership to highlight growth in academic achievement [...]