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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 National Education Association has been steadfast in its mission that that all students deserve early learning opportunities, classes small enough for one-on-one attention, modern tools and textbooks, and community support services. Among new legislators taking their oaths for the first time today were two pro-public education senators and more than a dozen House members, both Democrats and Republicans, who were elected with TSTA’s support.
American International School of Utah is asking the state school board to forgive $360,000 of $514,000 in special education funding state officials say must be refunded. State Superintendent of Education John White has quietly become the co-founder and chairman of the board of a national nonprofit group aimed at connecting low-income high school graduates with solid jobs.
Supporters say the bill could give small districts some measure of financial stability. The SBOE acted after TSTA legislative liaison Lisa Dawn-Fisher and representatives of other educator groups explained the key issues and proposed solutions to the board’s Committee on School Initiatives.
Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, has proposed an unpopular amendment, among teacher groups at least, which would give teachers additional pay based on their relative performance â€” merit pay. The 13-member Commission was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Joe Straus, and State Board of Education Chair Donna Bahorich.
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As more and more low-income families move into neighborhoods that once catered to the middle or upper class, one must be on the lookout for his own personal safety and report any criminal activity going on in their surroundings. According to the investigation, based on more than 100 public records requests, thousands of pages of records and interviews with current and former endowment employees, a series of law changes since 2001 have radically reshaped the structure of the fund, impacting its performance and the amount of money it sends to schools.
The measure, which now goes to the full Senate, doesn’t include librarians, counselors, nurses and school support staff, and TSTA will continue working to include a pay raise for them as well. The House, under Bonnen’s predecessor, Joe Straus, passed legislation in 2017 to add as much as $1.8 billion to the public education budget, but it was rejected by the Patrick-led Senate.
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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. 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.
Among the several amendments, the House will consider cutting school district’s tax rates even more, increasing funding for special education students, restoring a special pot of money set aside for gifted and talented programs, establishing a school safety allotment in the formulas, and automatically adjusting for inflation each year the base amount of money school districts get per student.
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.
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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. Christianity if taught at schools leaves a great stigma on the students. All elementary schools in the Salt Lake City School District will have full-time counselors next fall and pay for instructional aides has been raised to $15 an hour under budget actions taken earlier this week by district school board.
When the State Board of Education rejected proposed changes to SBEC rules in Chapter 228, it did so based on testimony from TSTA and the other education organizations. The Texas Education Agency leaves it up to local school districts to set dress codes. A wide range of reforms for Texas’ public school endowment has been proposed by lawmakers.
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For more than 30 years, Education Week has been the most respected voice in education journalism. The board also approved across-the-board raises for all school employees, calculated on 3 percent of the district’s mid-point salary, effective with the 2019-20 school year. The Texas Education Agency today provided school districts with information regarding the 2018-19 benefits approval process under SB1882.
The Texas State Teachers Association expressed their opposition to the bill’s merit pay provision, which would be tied to student performance on the STAAR test. School districts would be barred from suspending students who are homeless under Senate Bill 1001.
Georgia’s Troup High School Theatre Department held its first Literacy on the Lawn event to introduce elementary-school students to books and the arts.