The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Journalists may be told that teachers need to focus on skills because that’s what students are tested on. The reading passages on standardized tests don’t match up with the content students are learning—assuming they’re learning content at all—-so it looks like what is being assessed are kids’ general abilities to find the main idea” or make inferences.” In fact, if students lack the knowledge and vocabulary to understand the passages in the first place—as many do—they won’t have a chance to demonstrate any skills.” But it can be hard for teachers to absorb that message, especially when their job ratings and those of their schools are tied to test scores.
We thank Senator Van Hollen for his leadership and introducing the Keep Our PACT Act that makes student opportunity a federal budget priority, especially when it comes to the targeted investments in education programs designed to help students in poverty, children with disabilities and those who are most in need.
It closes loopholes in the Education Code that allow educators who engaged in inappropriate student-teacher relationships to resign from public schools and return to teaching in private schools. The Committee also heard House Bill 187 by Representative Reynolds that is bracketed to Fort Bend ISD and would require the district to change the way it elects its school board to provide for geographic representation.
Describe how the initiative or program impacts student achievement and how it reflects the priorities of the governing board and district. To TSTA it means appropriating more state funds for public education, and we will work toward that goal. Professors’ guidance can be life-changing for students, but the relationships require sustained resources, rewards, and support for the faculty members participating.
It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. Teachers with a lifetime certificate who get the ESL or Bilingual certification will now have to renew their certificates every five years. If the shutdown lasts for several months district finances for grants and federal funding may be affected for the coming year.
Teachers can use movies about historical events to teach students how to critically view films and compare facts with the often-fictionalized versions depicted in Hollywood movies, writes Pennsylvania high-school history and government teacher Benjamin Barbour.
After a lengthy debate, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Thursday agreed to give Superintendent Warren Drake authority to lay off employees, but not before hearing it from some of those 6,000 individuals whose jobs are potentially in jeopardy.
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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. The program, presented by arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway, offers students a glimpse at how Broadway shows run and operate. An attorney for one of the teachers seen restraining a student in a video that went viral from Ponchatoula Junior High School in March said the school superintendent capitulated to pressure from public opinion when she fired him earlier this week.
During a 12-hour hearing of the House Public Education Committee yesterday, school district officials offered their views on House Bill 3, a school finance bill that would boost funding for students from low-income families, drop property tax rates by at least 4 cents for homeowners, and eliminate or update outdated elements of the state’s complex school finance formula, among other provisions.
Illness and low attendances are causing Texas school districts to close temporarily. While the TEA currently has the authority to take over HISD, the district’s future won’t be clear until after school ratings are released in August and the state investigation into board governance is finished.
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Christianity has been of the greatest importance to the USA since the time when the first settlers stepped on the Plymouth Rock. It does not have the same impact on Chapter 41 districts, since their FSP state funding is based on the ASF+New Instructional Facilities Allotment+High School Allotment. Instead, teachers are saying their kids are eating up the content” and parents are thrilled to see how much their children are learning, she reported.
Over half a million dollars in grants and scholarships have been awarded to 30 students and 13 school communities. The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday a $50,000 starting wage for teachers this fall and a $7,665 annual raise for all certified teachers.
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Wall to wall career academies and a transition program for ninth graders have helped create an environment at this Texas high school in which rigorous, relevant education, inside and outside of the classroom, is the norm for all students. More than 200 eager elementary students in one Salt Lake school received new pairs of name-brand athletic shoes Thursday thanks to a $35,000 donation from Bridge Investment Group and a partnership with Shoes That Fit, a nonprofit based in California.
DVEA President Katrina Van Houten, a math teacher, called the raises crucial to school employees and their families.” Some of the district’s support staffers, living in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas (Austin) in the country, have been earning as little as $10 an hour, hardly a livable wage.
The committee also heard Gonzalez’ House Bill 116 that would significantly expand training requirements for school personnel who work with students with disabilities.