Educate Texas

Preparing students for success in school, work and life

Educate Texas is a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas dedicated to stimulating creative solutions to key educational challenges to achieve large-scale transformation of the Texas public and higher education systems. The mission of Educate Texas is to increase postsecondary readiness, access and success for all Texas students by building partnerships, leading innovation and scaling best practices and policies.

This work is guided by the Educate Texas 20x2020 Student Success Plan. The goal of the 20x2020 Student Success Plan is to reach a critical tipping point in this effort by making a positive impact on 20 percent of the nearly 7 million public school and higher education students and the 350,000 public education teachers in Texas by 2020.

The plan is supported by work in four impact areas: College and Career Readiness, Effective Teaching, Higher Education and Collective Impact. The programs and initiatives in each area work together to create a connection between pre-K-12, higher education and the workforce, so every Texas student has a clear path and equal opportunity to pursue a meaningful future.

College and Career Readiness

By redesigning public school experiences through innovative approaches, we can transform Texas learning to meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.

Effective Teaching

By finding ways to attract, prepare, develop and retain the most effective teachers, principals and superintendents, we can enhance the quality of classroom instruction.

Higher Education

By enabling more students to complete two- or four-year degrees or technical certificates, we can create an educated workforce that supports Texas’ business and industry growth.

Collective Impact

By bringing together community, education and workforce leaders in a region, we can identify and advance a common vision that leads to stronger educational systems.

Help us reach the 2020 tipping point.

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STEM Rocks!

A recent partnership between Lancaster Independent School District (LISD), The Texas Instruments Foundation and Educate Texas could transform the way schools across the country teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read More about the $4.8 million partnership.

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