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Texas Education Agency

Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Program

December Newsletter

Strong Foundations Planning

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As we usher in the December edition of our newsletter, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the visionary leaders championing the Strong Foundations Planning work at your district. Your dedication to shaping the future of education is truly commendable, and this month's newsletter celebrates the milestones achieved through your collaborative efforts. As we reflect on the year's achievements and look toward the opportunities of the coming year, we express our sincere gratitude for your tireless commitment to building robust educational foundations through an instructional framework. Here's to the collective impact we continue to make in empowering students and communities alike. 

Warm Regards, 

The Strong Foundations Planning Team 


  • Pulse check surveys were due on December 1st, please be sure to complete your survey as soon as possible. It only takes 5 minutes!  
  • Instructional Frameworks are due Friday, December 8th. If your LEA needs an extension, please have your AP submit the extension form. 

Upcoming Events

  • Implementation Plans are due January 19th. 
  • LEA CoP – December 8th meeting is OPTIONAL. 

We want to extend a huge thank you to the following LEA Leaders who shared their innovative ideas and best practices at our last CoP: 

  • Stephanie Reagle, Stafford MSD – Instructional Framework creation & feedback process 
  • Leslie Garza, Woodsboro ISD – Gaining teacher buy-in while creating and implementing the Instructional Framework 

Spring HQIM Learning Lab dates have been released! Many are in January and February. Plan to look at the Innovator Website then to get scheduled to visit a Learning Lab this spring!

Reminders & Next Steps

  • The LASO Cycle 2 application deadline closes at 5pm on Friday, December 8th 


Check out the Strong Foundations website for important updates, the LEA Calendar, and information on RBIS and Instructional Frameworks. 

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 Mark Your Calendar!

You can find the following trainings on our Interactive calendar.