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. 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.
Members of the State Board of Education have voted to pursue rules changes that would make the application process for new charter schools more transparent to the public and to local school district officials who are losing tax dollars to charter campuses.
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.
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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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. The initiative awards American teachers with a $10,000 grant in recognition of their extraordinary impact. The Agency of Education told legislators that it needs an additional $7 million to cover costs related to placing students in schools outside of their parents’ home districts.
The House proposes to put more than $7 billion in new state funds into public schools. Education Week Teacher provides news, information, and resources for leaders in the teaching profession. Contact their district certification coordinator to find out (1) what they need to; (2) what supports and services are in place to support teachers impacted by this change; and (3) what the timeline for completion is.
H-E-B is now accepting nominations for educators to apply for the 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Each year, these awards highlight a variety of educators who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students and communities.
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For more than 30 years, Education Week has been the most respected voice in education journalism. The House Public Education Committee met for two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, to hear testimony from the Texas Education Agency, the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) registered in support of these bills.
A bill expanding protections for private-school students from student-teacher misconduct has been unanimously passed in the Senate. … Read More..