The State Board of Education approved a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education at its Nov. 16, 2018 board meeting.
Four years in the making, this plan creates recommendations to be achieved by the year 2030 in four broad categories.
The goals of access and equity serve as the overarching vision of the proposed plan. These goals refer to funding, as well as access to advanced courses and modern technology.
Identified as key topics under access and equity are:
• Student Engagement and Empowerment
• Family Engagement and Empowerment
• Educator Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention
The plan was crafted with the help of an
18-member steering committee, which included State Board members, local school
board members, administrators, teachers, parents, business representatives,
students, professors, and representatives of the Texas Education Agency, the
Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The steering committee met in Austin five times during the 2017-2018 school year. The meeting dates were:
- Sept. 12 2017 - Travis State Office Building, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Room 104, Austin, Texas
- Nov. 6, 2017 - American Institutes for Research, 4700 Mueller Blvd., Room 108, Austin, Texas
- Feb. 21, 2018 - American Institutes for Research, 4700 Mueller Blvd., Room 108, Austin, Texas
- April 9, 2018 - American Institutes for Research, 4700 Mueller Blvd., Room 108, Austin, Texas
- May 14-15, 2018 - American Institutes for Research, 4700 Mueller Blvd., Room 108, Austin, Texas
Community Conversation meetings
The board and the steering committee hosted 10 in-person community meetings around the state, as well as two virtual meetings, to gather comments on the four identified topics. Summaries of public comments received at the meetings are available online.
Texans give input via survey
Along with attending community meetings, almost 11,500 Texans provided input through an online survey available in English and Spanish. The survey results are now available.
Presentations and resources presented to the steering committee
Deep Dive Overview and Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Retention Presentation (PDF, 323 KB)
Multi-Tier Systems of Support (PDF, 1,896 KB)
Early Learning (PDF, 1,315 KB)
Future Readiness (PDF, 1,532 KB)
Nov. 6, 2017 meeting
Family Engagement and Empowerment Presentation by Lacy Wood (PDF, 23,079 KB)
Foundation School Program Presentation by Joe Wisnoski (PDF, 633 KB)
Access to Advanced Placement Courses Presentation by Jill Schott (PDF, 705 KB)
Sept. 12, 2017 meeting
An Assessment of State Plans, Reports, and Data (PDF, 1,149 KB)
A Sampling of Long-Range Plans From Other States
Education and Texas Demographic Characteristics and Trends (PPT)
Education and Texas Demographic Characteristics and Trends (PDF, 7MB)
Development of the Long-Range Plan for Public Education, Phase One Planning Document
Findings of the Ad Hoc Committee
Long-Range Plan for Public Education 2001-2006
Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020
Draft Long-Range Plan for Public Education as amended by the SBOE on Sept. 14, 2018