Good Reason Houston was founded to be the champion of a bold, optimistic vision across our region. We advance local progress and bring proven solutions from across the state and country to our region. We exist to accelerate courageous decision-making within districts that change the trajectory of school performance and therefore opportunities for every child, in every neighborhood.


Our mission is to increase the number of students learning in great schools in every neighborhood.


 By 2025, we will increase the number of students learning in A and B schools by 60,000.



Engage Parents & Families

Our work starts with listening to students, parents, and educators in order to design solutions and strategies that best fit our families’ needs. We know families have the power to spur change in their schools and districts, and true family and community engagement is what drives innovation and change. 

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Drive System Innovation

Our goal is to create more high-quality school options for Houston’s students. We do this by partnering with school districts to improve existing schools as well as support the introduction of new school models. We provide strategic consulting to superintendents and their senior teams with the aim of increasing the number of A & B schools in their district.

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Develop Game-Changing Educators

We aim to fill every school with game-changing educators who are prepared and continuously supported to maximize their impact. We partner with districts to help build their talent pipeline by recruiting new teachers to the profession and developing current teachers and principals.

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Advance Equitable Access

We strive to ensure parents and students have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about educational opportunities. Our work starts with our youngest students and continues beyond high school as we increase access for students to college and careers of their choice.

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