Community and University Partnerships-Student Success Initiative
The TEA Community Partnerships/Student Success Initiative provides grants and technical support to Texas public school districts and open enrollment charter schools in low income communities by leveraging community, academic, and government support to provide solutions for school and community improvement.
Consistent with the General Appropriations Act, 86th Legislature, Texas Education Agency Rider 43 Student Success Initiative, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) shall award grants to schools with high percentages of students who do not perform satisfactorily on relevant state assessments, and that serve the most struggling neighborhoods, as determined by the Commissioner, to implement a comprehensive support program that increases the number of students performing on grade level by leveraging academic, community, and governmental supports. The Commissioner shall prioritize issuing awards based on applications that demonstrate a commitment to improved outcomes on clear performance measures.
The Vision of the Community Partnerships initiative is to support significant improvements in educational and developmental outcomes for children and youth who live in struggling communities by providing access to great schools and access to a system of high-quality community, academic, and government resources from birth through college and a career.
Community Partnerships/Student Success Initiative (SSI) Framework
TEA has identified four systems of practices for turning around struggling schools and communities.
I. Community Partnerships Program Design
II. Delivering Effective Schools and Academic Programs
III. Ensuring Families are engaged with the schools and have access to partnering agency resources
IV. Developing strong and intentional community partnerships
SSI Grant School Categories and Metric Description and Goals
Community Partnerships Metric Description
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The school district must create indicators for other grade levels to measure and monitor
Community Based Accountability
The school district must create 5 community indicators that it will measure and monitor
College and University Partnerships
The Collaborative Partnership between TEA and the College/University focuses on problems of practice and supports the development of partnerships between researchers or college level personnel assisting struggling public schools working with the intent to improve schools by advancing the relevance of education research, and/or by bridging the gap between educational theory and the everyday work of practitioners and policymakers.
Types of College and University Partnerships
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Improve campus practice on foundational aspects of schooling:
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College and University Partnership School District Successes
- Truett Elementary School (Dallas ISD) - Met Standard for SY 2017-18 and expected SY 2018-19 (Formerly Improvement Required 2016-17)
- Juarez-Lincoln High School (La Joya ISD) - Met Standard for SY 2017-18 and expected SY 2018-19 (Formerly Improvement Required 2016-17)
- Winona Elementary School (Winona ISD) - Improvement Required for SY 2017-18 and expected Met Standard for SY 2018-2019
Community Partnerships Program Details (PDF, 438KB)
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Community and University Partnerships
Harold Wright, Director
Phone: (512) 463-9635