What We Do
Public education is a human right, the great social equalizer, and a key to a prosperous community. Mayor Sylvester Turner believes that each generation of children should be assured a better life and education. The Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE) strives to ensure this goal for all families in Houston by promoting access to equitable education opportunities. MOE focuses on three key strategies: collaboration, communication, and coordination.
Our collaboration goals prioritize collective impact partnerships to develop city-wide educational strategy. Within those collaboratives, MOE strives to analyze research and data to identify and support best practices and align policies and resources across sectors and government entities.
MOE communicates and promotes opportunities and maintains relationships with educational entities within and outside of the city. This includes early childhood education centers, school districts, post-secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, and private, public, and governmental entities that support children, families, and communities with educational resources and opportunities throughout the city.
To coordinate efforts within the city, we aim to create a city-wide clearinghouse of quality low-cost/no cost resources and programs, support the city’s internal educational programs, and develop a system to ensure all associated programs are high quality and constantly improving. We also coordinate resources and supports, serving as a connector for children, families, and communities in the education space.