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  • Texas special education director hit with $1.85 million civil lawsuit ... - Texas Tribune
    published on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:13:10 GMT
    Texas TribuneTexas special education director hit with $1.85 million civil lawsuit ...Texas TribuneTexas' special education director is facing allegations from her old job in a small Oregon school district that she tried to cover up sexual abuse of a special ...and more »...
  • Lawsuit alleges TEA's special education director tried to cover up sex abuse claims - KVUE
    published on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:28:21 GMT
    KVUELawsuit alleges TEA's special education director tried to cover up sex abuse claimsKVUELaurie Kash joined the Texas Education Agency Aug. 15, with an annual salary of $125,004. On Nov. 14, two instructional assistants at Rainier School District north of Portland, Oregon filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against Rainier School District, Kash ...and more »...
  • Texas education officials reject another Mexican-American studies textbook - Texas Tribune
    published on Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:48:04 GMT
    Texas TribuneTexas education officials reject another Mexican-American studies textbookTexas TribuneThe board also voted 7-5 Wednesday to give preliminary approval to a Jewish Holocaust memoir, currently the only state-approved ethnic studies book in Texas. Final votes on both books will take place Friday. An official state review panel found a long ...Another Mexican-American studies textbook tentatively rejectedAustin American-Statesmanall 9 news articles »...
  • Male students 'uncomfortable' on Texas campuses, education official says - Chron.com
    published on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:39:10 GMT
    Chron.comMale students 'uncomfortable' on Texas campuses, education official saysChron.comOutnumbered male college students in Texas have created a sharp gender gap in statewide completion rates – and, according to the state's higher education commissioner, a campus cultural problem for men. “We're getting to the point where males feel ......
  • $1.85 million civil lawsuit follows new Texas special education director - KGBT-TV
    published on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:11:15 GMT
    KGBT-TV$1.85 million civil lawsuit follows new Texas special education directorKGBT-TVAccording to the $1.85 million civil complaint, in October 2015, Eastham and MacEllven heard from a 6-year-old in their special education classroom that she had been physically and sexually abused by a high school boy. The suit states that Kash and her ...and more »...
  • Texas Public School Students Are Learning Ethnic Studies Topics, Despite The State School Board - Texas Public Radio
    published on Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:33:54 GMT
    Texas Public RadioTexas Public School Students Are Learning Ethnic Studies Topics, Despite The State School BoardTexas Public RadioEarlier this month, the Texas State Board of Education rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook, leaving public school teachers without state-approved materials to teach the topic. But that doesn't mean schools can't offer ethnic studies courses ......
  • Meet the Texas pastor who opposes public funding of religious education — and fights the Koch agenda - Washington Post
    published on Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:40:59 GMT
    Washington PostMeet the Texas pastor who opposes public funding of religious education — and fights the Koch agendaWashington PostIf you don't know who Charles Foster Johnson is, here's your chance to get acquainted. Johnson is the executive director of the nonprofit organization called Pastors for Texas Children, an independent ministry and outreach group that comprises nearly 2 ...and more »...
  • Harvey-affected superintendents want Texas to waive school ratings - Texas Tribune
    published on Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:25:37 GMT
    Texas TribuneHarvey-affected superintendents want Texas to waive school ratingsTexas TribuneChambers joined several superintendents Tuesday at a House Public Education Committee hearing to ask the state to waive school accountability ratings, which are tied to how students score on state tests this spring. Texas Education Commissioner Mike ...State concerned about giving STAAR reprieve to Harvey-affected schoolsAustin American-StatesmanHelping Texas Schools Affected by Hurricane Harvey - AZ...
  • CSISD hiring more teachers for growing special education enrollment - KBTX
    published on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:04:15 GMT
    KBTXCSISD hiring more teachers for growing special education enrollmentKBTX(KBTX) Texas is seeing an increase in enrollment in special education classes. The surge comes after the state removed a policy that limited those services. At College Station ISD they're seeing a growth in student population and an increased number of ...and more »...