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  • Texas education chief making his mark in Harvey crisis - Houston Chronicle
    published on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 01:07:30 GMT
    Houston ChronicleTexas education chief making his mark in Harvey crisisHouston ChronicleAUSTIN - Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath's office became more of a triage unit than a traditional education office once Hurricane Harvey hit. Which school districts did the hurricane mow over? How bad is the flooding? Are schools that were ...Concerns Raised for Texas Special Ed Students After HarveyNBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worthall 11 news articles »...
  • Texas Education Agency Warns Teachers, School Systems About Phishing Scam - Patch.com
    published on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:19:49 GMT
    Patch.comTexas Education Agency Warns Teachers, School Systems About Phishing ScamPatch.com“You are invited to represent your school and district in a three day all-expense paid seminar and training workshop taking place in Austin,TX, it is being put together by the Association of Texas Professional Educators and Texas Education Agency ......
  • Texas education board considering second Mexican American studies textbook - Chron.com
    published on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:03:17 GMT
    Chron.comTexas education board considering second Mexican American studies textbookChron.comAUSTIN -- Less than a year after the Texas State Board of Education rejected a Mexican American studies textbook that critics argued was riddled with racism and errors, the board is considering a new text. The new one was pitched by Tony Diaz, the ...Texas State Board of Education Testimony on behalf of “The Mexican American Studies Toolkit”HuffPostall 4 news articles »...
  • Texas Workforce Commission hosts roundtable meeting in Coastal Bend - kiiitv.com
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:39:30 GMT
    kiiitv.comTexas Workforce Commission hosts roundtable meeting in Coastal Bendkiiitv.comAlong with the Texas Workforce Commission, representatives from the State's Higher Education Authority and Texas Education Agency were on hand. Local college and trade school leaders said they are in good enough shape to offer help to others in the ...and more »...
  • Officials consider another Mexican-American studies textbook - Texas Tribune
    published on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:22:47 GMT
    Texas TribuneOfficials consider another Mexican-American studies textbookTexas TribuneNearly a year after the Texas State Board of Education rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook proposal opponents called racist, an advocate involved in that fight is now working to get his own book approved by the state. by Aliyya Swaby Sept.and more »...
  • Texas Education Agency authorizes 4 missed school day waivers for disaster area - KTRK-TV
    published on Sun, 03 Sep 2017 08:53:42 GMT
    Texas Education Agency authorizes 4 missed school day waivers for disaster areaKTRK-TVTexas Education Agency commissioner Mike Morath has authorized four missed school day waivers for school districts within the 58-county Hurricane Harvey disaster area. The four waivers cover school days missed from Sept. 5-8 for school districts unable ...and more »...
  • Texas must prioritize public education over high school football - UT The Daily Texan
    published on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:57:06 GMT
    Texas must prioritize public education over high school footballUT The Daily TexanWhen I moved to Texas at the beginning of my high school career, I joined Lake Travis' dance program. I didn't know that, in this state, dance actually meant drill team, and drill team meant going to football games every weekend. Nonetheless, I stood ...and more »...
  • Ranger College: Election law expert settles ballot language misconceptions - Stephenville Empire-Tribune
    published on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:59:07 GMT
    Ranger College: Election law expert settles ballot language misconceptionsStephenville Empire-TribuneExplaining why the ballot language only uses the current $.43/100 rate, Trainor added, “The ballot language Ranger College is using is set by the Texas Education Code. Neither the board nor county clerks can change the language. State law requires ...and more »...
  • Texas Education Agency dealing with fallout of Harvey - FOX 7 Austin
    published on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:30:05 GMT
    FOX 7 AustinTexas Education Agency dealing with fallout of HarveyFOX 7 AustinAUSTIN, Texas - The State of Texas called on Austin to try to help with 7,000 Harvey evacuees. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the first step to helping those in need is the Austin Convention Center which can house up to 2500 people and many of those ...and more »...
  • Texas Education Commissioner authorizes Missed School Day ... - KRIS Corpus Christi News
    published on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:53:30 GMT
    KRIS Corpus Christi NewsTexas Education Commissioner authorizes Missed School Day ...KRIS Corpus Christi NewsCommissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that school districts and charters within Gov. Greg Abbott's 58-county disaster declaration for ...and more »...