Fewer than 3 in 10 Texas 8th graders are proficient in reading and 4 in 10 are proficient in math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, i.e., the nation’s “report card.” We have a plan to change that.
Join the 20,000 people who support TER. Click here to sign up for our newsletter, attend an event, and write your state lawmaker.
Educate yourself on TER’s solutions to improve our schools.
The District of Columbia and the state of Louisiana have the "healthiest" charter school systems, while Oregon and Nevada have the weakest...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Friday appealed to the Texas Supreme Court a district court finding that the state's school finance system...
A Houston-area coalition working to improve early childhood education and expand pre-kindergarten classes drew praise from former Secretary of...
At age 17, Blake Novacek is already on a promising career track. The stepson of former Dallas Cowboys player Jay Novacek is already working with ESPN Radio, a gig that his mother points out requires a lot of time and travel.
In today’s classrooms, stacks of heavy paper textbooks, battered notebooks, and worn-down pencils are giving way to e-readers, tablets, laptops, and a multitude of digital tools, apps, and software that are completely changing the way that students learn. These new tools don’t just change the delivery of the same material, though. Instead, they’re kicking off an array of changes to how students engage with what they’re learning, how they collaborate, how they receive feedback from teachers, and even how they learn to think and interact with the huge amount of information available to them. Here are five big ideas about how technology is disrupting education, and some of the resources pushing them ahead.
Texans for Education Reform (TER) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization of educational, business and civic leaders who are committed to our children. We no longer accept the status quo of mediocre and failing schools and statistics like those reported in a 2014 Harvard study which showed that 73.5% of Texas 8th grade students are not proficient in reading and 60% are not proficient in math. TER is working to ensure that all Texas children have access to high quality public schools that will prepare them to think critically in order to succeed in their career and life.