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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. 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.
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 Texas State Teachers Association said in a press release that updated research by the National Education Association shows the average teacher salary in Texas is dropping farther behind the national average. Brister, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, also indicated he prefers incentives, such as merit-based teacher pay, over recommending a general increase in school funding.
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.
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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.
Ross Ramsey details data published in the Texas legislature’s Fiscal Size-Up: 2018-19 Bienniumâ€ report, which tracks what local, state and federal taxpayers have been contributing to public education in Texas over the past decade. Our retired teachers deserve better from the State of Texas.
Teachers in Texas are paid, on average, $7,300 less per year than the national average, based on NEA’s latest survey. In all, eight charter schools will continue serving 11,000 students and receive about $60 million in public funds next year. Broadly, the report includes recommendations to change the funding formulas, to change accountability goals, and to provide funding for a pay-for-performance program.
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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. 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.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education reports on yesterday’s House hearing on diversifying STEM education, which featured ACE’s Lorelle Espinosa among the witnesses Federal lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would give student loan borrowers the power to cancel that debt in bankruptcy A national study of college tuition discount rates has found that private colleges and universities offered incoming freshmen discounts higher than 50 percent during the last academic year and projects record high discounts this year A new report from the Urban Institute found that states give just 13 percent of child care assistance to student parents A USA TodayÂ op-ed talks about the “vital, practical” education students get with a liberal arts degree At a hearing Thursdayâ€‹ , Rep.
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.
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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. 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.
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. 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.
That provision, filed by House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie, appears to serve as an attempt to compromise on an issue that quickly became a fault line between the House and Senate on how to spend money on schools. The Texas House will today consider House Bill 3, the comprehensive school finance bill that would spend $9bn over the next two years, along with over 90 other “bolt on” improvements.
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.