Accelerate District Transformation

We believe that in order to significantly increase the number of students learning in A and B schools, we must invest in strategic district partnerships that include building system-wide infrastructure, school creation and turnaround efforts, and school improvement strategies.

Catalyze ISD Progress

Good Reason Houston provides financial resources and staff expertise to superintendents and their senior leadership teams to increase the number of students learning in great public schools. Together with district partners, Good Reason Houston will create 35,000 new high-quality seats within traditional ISDs through three key pathways:

System-wide Infrastructure

To sustain long-term change, districts need strong systems and infrastructure, so Good Reason Houston supports superintendents and their leadership teams in developing and implementing a strategic plan and aligning resources to that plan.

School Creation & Turnaround

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

School Improvement

Good Reason Houston helps districts implement talent and design-driven school improvement strategies such as leadership development, curriculum selection and adoption, and instructional practice improvement.

Drive High-Quality Charter Growth

To grow the number of great public schools available to families, Good Reason Houston partners with high-performing charter schools and networks. Good Reason Houston and its charter partners will create 25,000 new high-quality seats through three key pathways:

Network-Wide Infrastructure:

Good Reason Houston assists charter leaders and their teams with facilities strategy support, district-charter partnership implementation, and vetting external partners.

School Creation:

Good Reason Houston helps mature networks scale, works with early-stage networks to replicate, and incubates new school leaders.

School Improvement:

To improve existing schools, Good Reason Houston helps charter networks implement talent and design-driven school improvement strategies such as leadership development, curriculum selection and adoption, and instructional practice improvement.

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Every child, in every neighborhood, is a good reason to accelerate progress in Houston.