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 identified four broad goals that have become the focus of their work:
- Teacher recruitment, preparation, and
engagement and empowerment to provide effective support systems for students
and prepare them for life after high school
engagement and empowerment to help parents become strong advocates for their
children in the education system.
The steering committee met 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
Community Conversation meetings
The board and the steering committee hosted community meetings around the state 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.
The State Board of Education is scheduled to consider the proposed long-range plan for adoption at its September 2018 meeting.
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