Annual Education Forum
Texas Commissioner of Education
Mike Morath was appointed Texas Commissioner of Education by Gov. Greg Abbott and began serving on Jan. 4, 2016. As Commissioner, he heads the Texas Education Agency, which oversees pre-kindergarten through high school education for approximately five million students enrolled in both traditional public schools and charter schools.
Commissioner Morath previously served on the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) board of trustees. In his more than four years on the board, the district saw two bond ratings upgrades, a $200 million increase in fund balance and major improvements in auditing. But his focus was on academic improvements, and it showed in the results. By his final year, DISD had seen a 13 percentage point rise in kindergarten readiness, a nine percentage point gain in fourth grade math proficiency on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an 11 percentage point increase in graduation rates, and minority student performance on Advanced Placement tests that outpaced all large urban districts in the country.
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DFWHC's "Growing Little Minds" infant brain development campaign receives national awards. Congratulations to the entire team working on this project for over two years!
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Our wonderful friends at Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre will host VIP Coffee, a networking/intro to the chamber event, tomorrow (05/26) at 7:30 a.m. Free! Please RSVP online so we have a name tag ready for you: northdallastxcoc.weblinkconnect.com/events/VIP-Coffee-Complimentary-Networking-Intro-to-the-Chamb... ... See MoreSee Less
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Today's North Dallas Chamber tour stop is at Ebby Halliday, REALTORS. Rick Perdue will discuss The Loop, a master trail system that would link existing hike and bike trails to one another, creating a 50-mile recreation opportunity.Thanks to our host and Briefing sponsors Children's Health, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page), Haynes and Boone, LLP and Southwest Airlines. ... See MoreSee Less
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