Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by educators to actively involve students in developing leadership skills, and to supplement school curriculum, through experiential learning. Weeklong Lone Star Leadership Academy programs for individual students, and school programs for Texas teachers and their classrooms, extend concepts taught in the Texas education system through visits to significant Texas sites. All programs are based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills established by the Texas Education Agency. Education in Action established the North Texas Leadership Academy, a PreK3-8th grade college preparatory private school dedicated to serving bright and gifted students, to provide students with this leadership and experiential learning-based educational model for their formal education during the academic year.
The Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) is an organization of educators and parents dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted and talented students. Chartered in 1978, TAGT is the nation’s largest state advocacy group of its kind, providing nearly 3,000 members and friends of gifted youth a forum for exchanging ideas and information about the education of gifted and talented students.
Texas Association of Non-Profit Schools (TANS) was founded in 1967 by a group of innovative private school leaders who wanted to ensure that private education in Texas could continue to develop into a model for the nation. Over the years, TANS has been the chief advocate for private school interests with the Texas Education Agency, the Texas State Legislature, and other state offices.
The Texas Council for the Social Studies represents social studies educators from across the state. Membership in TCSS provides opportunities for professional growth and collaboration with other educators who care about the future of social studies education in Texas.
Tarrant Independent School Consortium (TISC) is a group of local private school administrators, admissions, marketing, and development directors that come together throughout the year to glean best practices and learn ways to better serve Tarrant County families' educational needs.
Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) collaborates with educators and parents to identify academically talented students and support their academic and social development by providing them with advanced learning opportunities, challenging resources and programs, and special recognition of their achievements. We are a nonprofit organization and have served over 2.8 million gifted students since TIP’s founding in 1980.