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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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At the beginning of last school year, 46 schools across Dallas ISD implemented the Additional Days School Year (or ADSY), an opportunity to increase instructional [...]

Given the lifetime benefits enrolling a child in pre-K can have for their future, the Commit Partnership closely monitors pre-K enrollment in Dallas County while [...]

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 [...]

Today’s teachers are responsible for preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Research demonstrates that the quality of a teacher's preparation directly correlates with their classroom performance [...]

The Texas Urban Council of Superintendents (TUC) was created in the early seventies to encourage discussion and collaboration in order to improve academic outcomes among [...]

Today, the Commit Partnership released poll results that show both conservative and progressive North Texas voters overwhelmingly support data-driven strategies in order to improve outcomes [...]

Today, the Commit Partnership released its 2023 legislative agenda ahead of the 88th Texas Legislative Session beginning on January 10, 2023. As a member of [...]

Today, the Aim Hire Texas Policy Coalition, a network of over forty partners comprising business leadership and education advocates spanning the entire state – including [...]

The yearly release of results from our state’s standardized STAAR exam provides Texas families, leaders, and voters an opportunity to learn how our schools are [...]

Rural school systems have the passion and dedication, but not always the resources, to improve college, career, and military-readiness outcomes and successful postsecondary transitions for [...]

“Every single time I hear about Grand Prairie ISD, I think about innovation. I think about the future.” Dallas County Commissioner Elba Garcia echoed the [...]

Every two years, the National Assessment of Education Progress, or NAEP, offers us an opportunity to see how Texas students are learning compared to both [...]