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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. The most cogent comment was made by Gina Perez (El Paso), who questioned why TEA would be included with the entities encouraging high standards for teacher preparation when it allows charter districts and DOI districts to exempt themselves from those same standards.
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 — 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.
Last year the school system adopted a content-focused literacy curriculum called Wit & Wisdom for kindergarten through eighth grade that includes challenging books along with related works of art for students to analyze. 19, the House Public Education Committee held its first hearings on filed bills, including House Bill 55 by Rep.
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.
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. Until Wednesday, Republican House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has said he would prefer to give school districts flexibility on how to use additional funding and that he does not favor a key Senate proposal for $5,000 teacher pay raises. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education.
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.
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.
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. 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 hour for all other support staff.
The annual event puts New York City public school students on a Broadway stage to perform excerpts from the Broadway Junior series. The committee also heard Gonzalez’ House Bill 116 that would significantly expand training requirements for school personnel who work with students with disabilities.
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.
It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. 8. He said his No. 1 priority will be school finance and said the House will take the lead in fixing the state’s “broken” school funding system. Murray’s board also approved a near $7,000 raise for all teachers. The educators were nominated by area school districts for their commitment and passion to education.
Many news reporters are taught to shoot videos and to write news stories that can be published in the online publication also. Instead, districts would be directed to use other disciplinary methods like in-school suspension when dealing with those students.
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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. Even when journalists do get into classrooms—or schools—they may shy away from reporting on what they see, particularly at the high school level. TSTA registered on this bill with concerns about the requirement for mentor teachers to make a two-year commitment when most teachers work under one-year contracts.
Award criteria includes outstanding classroom performance, leadership in the school and school district, leadership in the education profession, and outstanding community service. Over the past several years, Utah schools have spent millions of dollars to boost student safety.
Broadly, the report includes recommendations to change the funding formulas, to change accountability goals, and to provide funding for a pay-for-performance program.