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State News
Monday, November 12, 2018
5th Circuit upholds feds' $33 million penalty for Texas decrease in special education funding »
(Texas Tribune) The three-judge panel effectively upheld the U.S. Department of Education's decision to withhold $33...
Monday, October 29, 2018
Federal officials tell Texas to go beyond plan for special education overhaul »
(Texas Tribune) In a letter Friday, federal officials said Texas should do more to monitor school districts' complian...
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...
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
Thursday, October 18, 2018
What You Can Do in the Face of School Segregation »
(Education Week) 5 steps for school and district leaders to make schools more equitable.    By most...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life »
(New York Times)  Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do somet...

National News
Monday, October 29, 2018
A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley »
(New York Times) The people who are closest to a thing are often the most wary of it. Technologists know how phones r...
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...

TEA Updates
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...
Monday, July 2, 2018
SBOE Streamlining Social Studies TEKS »
Feedback will be accepted in response to work group drafts throughout the streamlining process. Comments on the drafts wil...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Ed Sector Cyber Alert: Increase in Compromises of K-12 Employee Direct Deposit Accounts »
(TEA)  Never provide credentials in response to an email from any source!   TEA received the following...

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...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests »
(Chalkbeat)  Allowing an entire school to eat for free, instead of restricting free lunch to students whose families...

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