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State News
Monday, January 7, 2019
7 Big Issues of the 2019 Texas Legislature »
(Austin American-Statesman) School finance, property taxes and school safety are three of the top seven issues lawmakers w...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
1 in 5 TX Kids Lives in Poverty; State, Local Policies Should Do More »
(Center for Public Policy Priorities) Large disparities in child poverty across race, ethnicity and gender persist in...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Decline in ECI Funding for Kids with Disabilities »
(Texans Care for Children)  A new report shows that funding for Texas Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) for bab...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Rest of the Story: What the Texas A-F Letter Grades Do Not Tell You »
(Moak, Casey & Associates) The 85th Texas Legislature passed a law that requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA)...
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...

TEA Updates
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
TEA releases final 2018 academic accountability ratings »
(TEA)  The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released the final 2018 state academic accountability ratings for 1,200...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
2019-20 and 2020-21 Testing Calendars »
(TEA) In response to feedback we received from districts and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Su...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Request: Competitive Letters of Interest Reading Excellence, Academies Development Grant Opp »
(TEA) The following information should be shared with ESCs, LEAs, non-profit organizations, and campus level leaders...
Monday, August 6, 2018
PreK and the National School Lunch Program Guidance for 2018-2019 »
(TEA) The following information should be shared with early childhood staff, data stewards (PEIMS), and National Scho...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Competitive Grant Opp from US Dept of Justice: STOP School Violence »
(TEA) An ISD applying for this grant will fall within Category 3, 4, or 5, depending on the population size of the coun...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
There’s Worrying New Research About Kids’ Screen Time and Their Mental Health »
(Time) Young people who spend seven hours or more a day on screens are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Backpacks Can Stress Your Students' Spines More Than Previously Thought »
(Education Week) All those hall monitors exhorting students to stand up straight may be on to something: A new study...

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