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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...

Legislative News
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Working group releases first set of school finance recommendations »
(ATPE Teach the Vote)  The working group’s formal recommendations encompass three core principles: Ready to learn,...

National News
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
7 hours ago
Minutes of Operation - Updates to HB 2442 for Half-Day PreK Programs »
(TEA)  The Student Attendance Accounting Handbook (SAAH) for 2018-2019 has been updated and is  now available...
15 hours ago
Texas’ Ed-Flex Authority Extended for 2018-2019 »
(TEA)  Texas has received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its Ed-Flex waiver authority u...
15 hours ago
2018-2019 Teacher Shortage Areas and Loan Forgiveness Programs »
(TEA)  The United States Department of Education has approved the 2018-2019 teacher shortage areas submitted by the...
Friday, July 13, 2018
2018 List of Approved Tests for Assessment of English Learners »
(TEA) Local Education Agencies (LEAs) are required to use a list of approved assessments for the identification and r...
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...

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