School Actions Support

 

2023-2024 SCHOOL ACTION FUND

Click HERE to access the Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) unified application.

Application Window for Cycle 7 is November 7th to December 22nd 

 

Technical Assistance (TA) Providers

Creating the schools our communities want and need takes careful thought, planning and implementation. The School Action Fund ensures districts and campuses have the best support by providing matched Technical Assistance (TA) providers that have been identified and vetted by TEA. The role of the TA provider spans three crucial functions:

TA Provider Roles

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, TA providers partner with districts and campuses to ensure you meet your goals and reporting requirements to successfully implement your School Action.

Trusted Advisor

As a Trusted Advisor, TA providers over action-specific guidance, support in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

TEA Liaison

As a TEA Liaison, TA provider engage with TEA to give updates and feedback on the overall School Action process to support you and your students.

2022-2023 School Year TA Providers

Below is a list of TA providers who provide high calibre support to districts implementing School Actions.

New School

EDUCATION FIRST

Education First (EdFirst) is mission-driven strategy and policy organization with unique and deep expertise in education improvement. The organization partners with practitioners, policymakers, funders and advocates to create more people-focused, equitable and inclusive initiatives, strategies and organizations.

MAYA CONSULTING

MAYA is an education consulting firm that works with school districts, nonprofits and foundations to create excellent and equitable system level changes in education. Our team is comprised of experts in strategic planning, project management and diversity, equity and inclusion.

SCHOOL EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (SEN)

School Empowerment Network is an organization that empowers local leaders to create high-performing schools centered around proven design principles, rigorous and engaging instruction, and caring relationships between students and staff. 

Redesign 

COLLEGIATE EDU-NATION (CEN)

CEN partners with rural schools and communities to achieve College and Career focus for all students, industry certifications, educator Development and exemplary stewardship. CEN supports districts in developing a custom P-20 model plan that meets the needs of your communities.

ENGAGE2LEARN

engage2learn has supported nearly 20 districts as a Blended Learning Design and Implementation provider over the past two years. Services focus on stakeholder engagement to ensure all have a voice in what is best for learning for their campus and students. Most importantly, campus leaders and teachers are left with the systems and processes necessary to diagnose mastery and differentiate plans for all students for onsite and remote instruction. 

EDUCATION ELEMENTS

From small rural districts to suburban and large urban communities, Education Elements has supported 950 schools across 200 districts nationally to implement blended. Education Elements supports the design of blended learning instructional models, leads teacher professional development, and develops district strategy for scale and sustainability.

Restart

COMMIT 

The Commit Partnership is a collective impact organization composed of 200+ partners across Dallas County and the state of Texas supported by a dedicated 'backbone' staff of 60+ professionals.

Together, the Partnership cultivates a collaborative educational ecosystem across school systems, higher education institutions, city, county, and state governments, foundations, non-profits, employers and workforce agencies.

STEADY STATE IMPACT STRATEGIES

Steady State Impact Strategies has supported over 50 districts in Texas on macro-level systems change restarting underperforming schools, focusing on identifying and rewarding top talent based on objective and aligned measures.

GOOD REASON HOUSTON

Good Reason Houston supports districts in improving their low-performing schools and creating new, high-performing ones. These efforts include implementing strategies from successful models like ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence), replicating great schools, and incubating innovative leaders for new school models.