The Texas Story: Why Strong School Governance and Effective Education Ecosystems Are Key in Helping Students Thrive

If this story had been written 15 years ago, Houston would have been the star. The Houston Independent School District had β€œit”: effective governance and a supportive community, both of which were leading to impressive innovations and improving outcomes. At the same time, two successful charter networks β€” KIPP and YES Prep β€” launched and expanded in the region.

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