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India Today Education

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After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. Greg Abbott continue to push for merit” pay raises for teachers, a short-sighted idea that TSTA will continue to oppose in favor of an across-the-board pay raise. In many journalism institutions students are being taught about the online publications and online newspapers along with the printed newspapers.

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.

The chambers will need to negotiate how to give teachers pay raises, whether to adjust how students take standardized tests and how to provide long-term property tax relief for Texans. One in 10 teachers quit teaching in Texas schools after their first year, according to state records.

Although the rule language impacts Bilingual teachers, the greatest impact is on ESL teachers who, depending on the program implemented in the district, may be required to get the ESL Supplemental Certification. This is the law, enacted by the Legislature in 2017, which gives school districts additional state funds if they find partners, including charters, for struggling campuses.

Oregon Education

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It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. At another panel at the education writers’ conference, I asked a journalist who had written a book about high-poverty high schools if she had found that kids arrive with crippling gaps in their knowledge. She is one of the 39 percent of Texas teachers who have to take extra jobs during the school year to meet their families’ budgetary needs.

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.

You also may notice that in his remarks before the board Education Commissioner Mike Morath tried to deny the fact that the school finance budget TEA has submitted to legislators would reduce state education funding by $3.5 billion during the next budget period.

Education Divides Rather Than Unites Society

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. The Del Valle Education Association and its #FightFor15 campaign were rewarded – and so were all other Del Valle employees – when the school board on Tuesday night approved a new, minimum salary of $16 an hour for bus drivers and $15 an … Read More..

NEA Today

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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. The Utah State Charter School Board on Thursday acknowledged the vote of the directors of American International School of Utah to close the school and voted unanimously to terminate its charter. The award honors corporations or organizations that contribute to EdTA’s mission to enhance and foster theatre education efforts in schools across the country.

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.

Two first-term members of the Utah State Board of Education have announced they will resign because they are moving out of state: Alisa Ellis of Heber, who represents District 12 and LIsa Cummins of Herriman, who represents District 11. DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts.

Amid growing concerns about its financial viability and the possibility of further state reviews of its operations, the board of directors of American International School of Utah voted unanimously Wednesday to close the K-12 public charter school. The adapted version of the show was designed specifically for middle school students and joins Disney’s Aladdin JR. and The Lion King JR.

India Today Education

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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. TSTA believes the SBOE and Texas Education Agency need to revise the charter application process to encourage more public participation. Representative Hinojosa laid out House Bill 128 that would require school districts to notify parents of the availability of their student’s physical fitness assessment.

Senate Bill 1256 would result in a list of people who the agency determined had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, committed a serious crime against another person or engaged in other prohibited misconduct, and is aimed at preventing teachers from going to one school to another.

According to data from the National Education Association, Texas teachers are paid $7,300 below the national average. Backpack Full of Cash takes an urgently needed look at how charter schools, vouchers and the privatization movement are threatening public schools.

Oregon Education

After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. You also may notice that in his remarks before the board Education Commissioner Mike Morath tried to deny the fact that the school finance budget TEA has submitted to legislators would reduce state education funding by $3.5 … Read More..