Public Events


On Thursday, May 14, the Texas Faces the Future Distinguished Lecture returns as the Honorable John K. Dietz outlines the constitutional standards of adequacy, suitability, efficiency, and de facto statewide ad valorem property taxation. Judge Dietz will be joined with commentary from the Honorable Jimmie Don Aycock, Chair of the Texas House Public Education Committee, and David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy with IDRA. The public discussion will be moderated by TCEP Director, Dr. Valenzuela.


Measuring Up: A Statewide Conversation on High-Stakes Testing & Accountability

Join us for a forum on public education in Texas, September 24, 2012, at The University of Texas at Austin LBJ School of Public Affairs: Roundtable, Q&A and Reception. Free and open to the public. Read more about Measuring Up.


By all accounts, we had a hugely successful conference on February 9, 2011 titled “Leading the Nation: A Texas Retrospective on Educational Reform,” segments of which we plan to post to our website sometime in the coming weeks. The magic, of course, was the incredible team effort it took to pull it all together masterfully and the quality of the presentations together with the conference framework itself. That is, for the audience, it was helpful to see what the differences are between the worlds of scholars and researchers and those of policymakers. TCEP also showed how its approach to policy that we term, “engaged policy,” has potential to positively shape education reform in ways that are research-based, community-oriented, and inclusive. Compliments of our partner, IXL Media Group, the conference program may be accessed here.

Related news reports from our Leading the Nation conference:
Reflections on Ten Years of “Texas-style” Accountability
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oscar and Anne Mauzy