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P-16 Council

 

The P-16 Council, authorized in 2003 under Texas Education Code §61.076, is responsible for ensuring that long-range plans and educational programs for the state complement the functioning of the entire system of public education, extending from early childhood education through postgraduate study.

History of the P-16 Council

In Texas, the P-16 collaborative began in 1998 as an informal network called the Public Education/Higher Education Coordinating Group. That group was formed by the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), along with the executive director of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). Representatives from the legislature, the Governor's office, university systems and other state agencies, as well as education associations and business coalitions were invited to the meetings. It was important for the stakeholders and strategic partners to have a structure, however informal, to present ideas and discuss issues of mutual concern and interest such as the Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) Incentive Program, college readiness projects, role of community colleges, teacher recruitment and retention, dual/concurrent enrollment, minority enrollment and assessment.

In 2003, the Texas Legislature formalized the system by passing Senate Bill 286 which created the P-16 Council as defined in Sections 61.076 and 61.077 of the Education Code. In 2005, the Legislature modified and strengthened the P-16 statute by passing House Bill 2808, which amends Section 61.076 and repeals Section 61.077 of the Education Code. Section 61.076 outlines Council membership.

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P-16 Council Members

In 2005, the 79th Regular Texas Legislature established the statutory members of the P-16 Council in House Bill 2808. Council members represent 5 Texas state agencies: the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Department of Health Services (TDHS), and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) remains a statutory member; however, subsequent legislation moved SBEC's responsibilities under the purview of TEA. In 2007, the Council co-chairs used their statutory authority to appoint three additional members to represent education professionals, agencies, business or other members of the community. In 2011, HB 2909 of the 82nd Texas Legislature allowed the Council co-chairs to appoint additional members who are education professionals, agency representatives, business representatives, or other members of the community.

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P-16 Council Meetings, 2012

January 11, 2012

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April 18, 2012

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 18, 2012

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 10, 2012

P-16 Council Meetings, 2011

January 12, 2011

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

April 13, 2011

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

July 20, 2011

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October 12, 2011

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin TX 78752, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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P-16 Council Meetings, 2010

February 17, 2010

2:00 PM; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-104

May 27, 2010

2:00 PM, Texas Education Agency, Room 1-104

August 11, 2010

2:00 PM; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-104  

November 10, 2010

2:00 PM; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-104

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P-16 Council Meetings, 2009

February 4, 2009

2:00 - 5:00 PM; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-111

June 17, 2009

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-104

September 30, 2009

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Stephen F. Austin Bldg. Assembly Room #170

November4, 2009

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Texas Education Agency, Room 1-100

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