About Us

Our Initiatives

At the Institute for Public School Initiatives, we are committed to supporting public schools and promoting student success through various initiatives. One of our key focuses is College Awareness, Readiness and Success, where we provide resources and guidance to help students prepare for post-secondary education. We also understand the importance of involving parents in their child’s education, which is why we place a strong emphasis on Parent Engagement. Through workshops and other activities, we aim to empower parents with the knowledge and tools they need to support their child’s academic journey.

We also recognize the critical role that educators play in shaping the lives of their students, and as such, we offer a range of Professional Development opportunities to support their ongoing growth and development. Finally, we emphasize the importance of Strategic Partnerships, working collaboratively with other organizations to maximize our collective impact on student success. Our initiatives are designed to support the whole student, from academic achievement to health and wellness, and we are committed to advancing public education through our work.

College Awareness, Readiness, and Success

Parent Engagement

Educator Professional Development

Strategic Partnerships


Our Mission

The mission of the Institute for Public School Initiatives at the University of Texas is to support and enhance public education by developing and providing high-quality resources, programs, and services that address the diverse needs of Texas schools and communities. We strive to promote student success and improve the quality of education through innovative services and strategic partnerships with schools, educators, and community organizations. Our commitment to excellence guides our efforts to create and implement evidence-based strategies that help all students, regardless of their background or circumstances, achieve their full potential and become engaged citizens and lifelong learners.


Our Vision

The Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) at the University of Texas envisions a world where every child has access to high-quality education, regardless of their background or circumstance. We believe that public schools have the power to transform communities and create a brighter future for all. We seek to provide innovative and effective solutions that empower educators, families, and communities to build and sustain excellent public schools. We strive to be a national leader in public education, inspiring and supporting transformative change that benefits all students.