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Texas Education Agency

Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Program

January Newsletter

Strong Foundations Planning

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Dear Partners in Education, 

As we step into the dawn of a new year, we are excited to bring you the January edition of our newsletter, dedicated to the invaluable work of developing instructional frameworks in collaboration with school districts. This month's newsletter is designed to serve as a beacon, guiding you through the latest insights, best practices, and innovations in educational framework development. 

This edition contains milestone dates, resources and meeting reminders. Pay special attention to the scheduled AP Kick-off date in February. All Approved Providers and ESCs are required to attend.  

As we collectively strive to shape the future of education, your role in crafting robust instructional frameworks is paramount. We appreciate your dedication to this noble cause and look forward to supporting your efforts in the coming year. 

Wishing you a prosperous and impactful January! 

Warm regards, 

The Strong Foundations Planning Team


  • Implementation Plans are due January 19th. 

Upcoming Events

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Have you been wondering what it could look like to adopt HQIM in your district? Are there folks from your district that could use a vision for the possible? Well, 

Visit our new and improved HQIM Innovator District website and request a Learning Lab visit today! 

Mandatory Meeting on 2/16/24 at 9:00am!  

LASO SFP Approved Provider Kick-off meeting for Strong Foundations Planning & Implementation (All ESCs and Approved Providers required) 

Please plan on having all relevant team members attend the February 16th AP Meeting. This meeting will be the official kick-off of information regarding the SY24-25 LASO grant cycle for SFP.  

Register here for this Kick-off Meeting! 


ESCs – your ESC CoP on February 9th is canceled. You will attend the meeting above on February 16th instead. 

Reminders & Next Steps

  • Sign up for optional Instructional Framework debrief sessions today! You will have the opportunity to go over your scored LEA framework rubric, debrief about the rationale behind each score, and collaborate on ways to improve the framework. Choose one time that works best for you. In your RSVP, please provide your full name, email, and LEA name(s). An email confirmation and meeting link will be sent separately from SchoolKit. This is for APs only; you choose how to share with your LEA(s). 
  • Instructional Frameworks were due on 12/8. Please fill out the deliverable survey, if you need an extension.  


Looking to connect with other district leaders participating in Strong Foundations Planning? You have the SFP LEA Directory at your fingertips! 

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 Mark Your Calendar!

You can find the following trainings on our Interactive calendar.