The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. Starting this school year, the Piute School District put a portable Wi-Fi pack on a bus so students can do homework during long trips. The statistics say that students who study Christianity and Christian values at school are much less likely to engage in illegal activities such as underage drinking, promiscuous sex, and carrying arms.
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.
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.
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.
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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. Look through a newspaper or magazineâ€”or one of the education-focused news websites that have sprung up in recent yearsâ€”and you’ll see plenty of stories about schools: teacher strikes, racial and socioeconomic disparities and segregation, charter schools, the role of technology, and (alas) school shootings.
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 Senate budget bill, as filed, adds $2.4 billion to cover projected enrollment growth over the next two years, but also $6 billion above that to pay for increased teacher compensation and to offset whatever revenue is lost by any property tax reform measures that become law.
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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.
Representative Eric Johnson laid out House Bill 65 that would require districts to report on out-of-school suspensions, and Representative Martinez laid out House Bill 109 to correct a drafting error from legislation passed last session to include charter schools in the prohibition from operating on Memorial Day.… Read More..