Long-Range Plan for Public Education

Work is under way to create a new Long-Range Plan for Public Education, which is expected to establish goals for Texas public schools through the year 2030.

The State Board of Education (SBOE), which under Texas law is required to adopt a plan, appointed the Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee, to begin the work. This 18-member steering committee is made up of state board members, various stakeholder group representatives and representatives from three state agencies.

The steering committee will recommend to the board long-term goals for Texas schools and will identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges of the system.

The committee has identified four broad goals that have become the focus of their work:

  • Teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention
  •  Equity and access
  •  Student engagement and empowerment to provide effective support systems for students and prepare them for life after high school
  • Family engagement and empowerment to help parents become strong advocates for their children in the education system.

The steering committee is scheduled to meet in Austin five times during the 2017-2018 school year. The meeting dates are:

  • 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
  • June 11, 2018 - American Institutes for Research, 4700 Mueller Blvd., Room 108, Austin, Texas (if needed)

Summaries of comments received at Community Conversation meetings

The board and the steering committee hosted community meetings around the state to gather comments on the four identified topics. Below are documents summarizing public comments gathered during small-group discussions at these events.

Summary of Community Conversations presented to the State Board of Education on April 12, 2018 (PDF, 1,269 KB)

Community Conversations Findings Matrix (PDF, 399 KB) / Excel

Summary of Nov. 2, 2017 El Paso Community Conversation (PDF, 455 KB)

Summary of Nov. 14, 2017 Kilgore Community Conversation (PDF, 425 KB)

Summary of Dec. 5, 2017 Fort Worth Community Conversation (PDF, 477 KB)

Summary of Dec. 6, 2017 Dallas Community Conversation (PDF, 527 KB)

Summary of Jan. 9, 2018 San Antonio Community Conversation (PDF, 304 KB)

Summary of Jan. 18, 2018 Salado Community Conversation (PDF, 430 KB)

Summary of Feb. 7, 2018 Edinburg Community Conversation (PDF, 491 KB)

Summary of Feb. 7 2018 Community Conversations held in Corpus Christi and Victoria via teleconferencing (PDF, 449 KB)

Summary of Feb. 8, 2018 Houston Community Conversation (PDF, 444 KB)

Summary of Feb. 20, 2018 Austin Community Conversation (PDF, 438 KB)

Summary of Feb. 28, 2018 Amarillo Community Conversation (PDF, 444 KB)

     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. 

    What's next?

    The steering committee is scheduled to meet May 14-15 to prepare recommendations to the State Board of Education.

    Adoption of a new long-range plan is tentatively scheduled for fall 2018.

    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)

    Related documents

    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