The TXCC supported and collaborated with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to ensure that district shepherds and district and school leaders from San Antonio ISD (SAISD) and Uvalde CISD (UCISD) attended and actively participated in the January 7-10 retreat for Cohort 12 of the University of Virginia School Transformation Program Partnership for Leaders in Education (UVA-STP: PLE). This midyear retreat focused on data-driven analysis and instruction through professional learning sessions and related learning tasks facilitated by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo from the North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. District and school teams focused on assessments, analysis of data, and actions to address areas of need in a data-driven culture. Workshops for school and district teams were provided for school groups to flesh out root cause of problems, and develop the best action steps (highest leverage, clear and measurable, and bite-sized) for the teachers and leaders to take to address concerns.
In addition, TXCC staff attended the National Title I Conference with TEA staff to learn more about the changes related to the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).