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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Help us welcome our new members! Give them a like!Balderas Painting Service, Capital Lease Group, Ltd., Caruth Haven Court Assisted Living, Community Insurance Advisors, Cost Plus World Market, E-Billboard Network of Dallas, Oliver Henry - Harbortouch, Interactive Exposure LLC, KPS Solutions, McDonald's at 13105 Montfort Dr, MedLanding, MEP 300 Company, Modena Apartments, MyComputerCareer.com - Dallas Campus, Prime Aircraft, Seanergy Consulting Services INC, Tom Schober - Avaya, Think Unified and Tommy Bahama Uptown. ... See MoreSee Less
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Be sure to register for the next Leadership Briefing featuring new Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax on March 31. We already have a great crowd!This event is free for members, and non-members are welcome. Thanks to sponsors Children's Health, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page), Haynes and Boone, LLP and Southwest Airlines.Details and registration at ndcc.org/chamber-events/business-development/leadership-briefing-series/ ... See MoreSee Less
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#April is right around the corner! Check out what is going on in our THREE DFW clubhouses next month! To learn more about our #FREE program of #support, please visit CancerSupportTexas.org or stop by your local clubhouse for a tour.
Off to a great start this morning at VIP Coffee. Lots of smiling faces ready to network!Thanks to Fred Guerra, Children's Health, for being our emcee, and thanks to Wellness Institute, Jansen/Adjusters International, Weber's Computer Services, Heartland Payment Systems, 1st Cooling, Ralph Cicatello, David Ball "The Dallas Mortgage Guy", Harbortouch POS Systems, Cresa, Staff One HR and TXU Energy for attending! ... See MoreSee Less
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