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State News
Friday, July 13, 2018
Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices »
(Texas Tribune)  Schools can pick between programs known as the Marshal Program and the Guardian Plan. Here are four...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Texas Gets F in State Spending for Education »
(Raise Your Hand Texas) Texas got an F in school spending but a B+ for equity in the Quality Counts report from Education...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
TEA starts contracting process for special education overhaul »
(Texas Tribune)  The Texas Education Agency is now soliciting applications for more than $20 million in grants to hel...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Texans Think State Leaders Falling Short on Public Ed, UT/TT Poll Finds »
(Texas Tribune)  Texas voters aren't satisfied with the state's handling of public education and don't always agree o...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Texas 43rd in Latest National Rankings of Child Well-Being »
(Center for Public Policy Priorities)  Texas children cannot afford to have an inaccurate census count, as the data w...

Education News
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
A-F Ratings Release Talking Points from TASA »
(TASA)    In anticipation of the Aug. 15 release of the first A-F letter grade ratings for Texas public sc...
Monday, August 6, 2018
DOE Approval of TX ESSA Plan Amendments; Denial of Waiver Request Related to TELPAS Changes »
The purpose of this communication is to provide information about the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) response to Te...

National News
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Pressuring schools to raise test scores got diminishing returns, new study of NCLB finds »
(Chalkbeat Education News)  For the past couple of decades, school reform efforts have assumed that the answer is yes...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Principals Focus on Serving Student Social-Emotional Needs »
(The Journal)  Every 10 years the  National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) performs a sur...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Avg Teacher Salary Below Living Wage in Half the Country, Report Says »
(Education Week) The report found that despite a relatively steady rise in per-pupil funding, real teacher salaries r...

Association News
Friday, May 4, 2018
Jennifer Parker Named Texas National Distinguished Principal »
Socorro ISD Educator Named Texas 2018 National Distinguished Principal   Purple Heart Elementary School...

TEA Updates
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
TEA releases 2018 campus accountability ratings »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2018 state accountability ratings for more than 8,700 ca...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
TEA releases 2018 A–F district accountability ratings »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the 2018 state accountability ratings for 1,200 school distric...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
TEA establishes Answers online video library »
(TEA)  Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has establish...
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
2018–2019 STAAR Interim Assessments Available »
(TEA) The purpose of this communication is to notify public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools of t...
Monday, August 6, 2018
More than 100 districts eligible for Hurricane Harvey accountability waiver »
(TEA) Based on data reported to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) during the past school year, 109 independent school...

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