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  • Texas Senate panel approves teacher bonuses, retirement benefits - Fort Worth Star Telegram
    published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:08:00 GMT
    Fort Worth Star TelegramTexas Senate panel approves teacher bonuses, retirement benefitsFort Worth Star TelegramThe Senate Finance Committee Saturday approved a proposal Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick listed as a priority for Texas education: providing bonuses and pay raises for long-term teachers, and reduced health-care costs for retired teachers. The committee voted 10 ...Carjacking suspect considered 'armed and dangerous'WOAITransgender activist speaks at Capitol, bruised from 'targeted...
  • Texas launches effort to boost reading skills after STAAR results slip - Dallas News
    published on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:47:37 GMT
    Dallas NewsTexas launches effort to boost reading skills after STAAR results slipDallas NewsTexas will amp up efforts to boost literacy skills for kids after years of lackluster STAAR exam results. Gov. Greg Abbott and education Commissioner Mike Morath on Tuesday announced a program aimed at improving teacher training and getting more ...Texas teachers voice opposition to education-heavy special sessionTexas TribuneOther Voices: Texas needs serious school finance reform, not political rhet...
  • Senate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance study - Texas Tribune
    published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:58:18 GMT
    Texas TribuneSenate committee passes bills on private school choice and school finance studyTexas TribuneThe Texas Senate Education Committee passed a bill that would create a "private school choice" program to subsidize private school tuition for kids with special needs, and a bill to study the school finance system. by Aliyya Swaby July 21, 2017 13 ...Hiding a real problem behind a bogus property tax reformTribTalkall 6 news articles »...
  • Texas Education Agency lays off 39 employees - KXAN.com
    published on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:54:21 GMT
    KXAN.comTexas Education Agency lays off 39 employeesKXAN.comAUSTIN (KXAN) – The Texas Education Agency is reducing the size of its workforce, and a spokesperson confirmed the agency laid off 39 employees Friday. DeEtta Culbertson, a TEA spokesperson, said the agency is not expecting additional layoffs....
  • Texas school district to begin paddling as punishment - USA TODAY
    published on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:20:45 GMT
    USA TODAYTexas school district to begin paddling as punishmentUSA TODAYSchool districts in Texas are not required to report corporal punishment incidents to the Texas Education Agency, agency spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson said. Tracking the incidents will be crucial in evaluating the new policy's effectiveness in ...South Texas School District Allows Teachers to Hit Students with PaddlesSan Antonio CurrentTexas school district reportedly approves paddling as a disciplinary measureChron.comTe...
  • State grant to fund new Longview ISD campus - Longview News-Journal
    published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:07:37 GMT
    Longview News-JournalState grant to fund new Longview ISD campusLongview News-JournalTwo charter school grants totaling nearly $1.6 million from the Texas Education Agency will help fund a new Montessori campus and STEAM programs within Longview ISD. Plans for the Montessori campus, which would serve students in first through fifth ......
  • Texas teachers rally to support public education - UT The Daily Texan
    published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:17:57 GMT
    UT The Daily TexanTexas teachers rally to support public educationUT The Daily TexanHundreds of teachers in red shirts looked to the sky Monday afternoon as an airplane circled high above the Texas Capitol trailing a banner in support of a public education rally. Current and retired teachers, parents and students rallied on the south ...Abbott adds school finance, retired teacher benefits to special sessionTexas TribuneHow much are your teachers worth? State's proposed $1000 bonus is about $...
  • Hey, Texplainer: Does the Texas lottery fully fund public education? - Texas Tribune
    published on Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:14:02 GMT
    Texas TribuneHey, Texplainer: Does the Texas lottery fully fund public education?Texas TribuneSend us your questions about Texas politics and policy by emailing texplainer@texastribune.org or through texastribune.org/texplainer. Hey, Texplainer: The lottery is supposed to fund education — that was stated at the get-go. Why is lottery money ......
  • PolitiFact: 52% of state spending goes to education - MyStatesman ... - MyStatesman.com
    published on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:05:59 GMT
    MyStatesman.comPolitiFact: 52% of state spending goes to education - MyStatesman ...MyStatesman.comKen Herman Dan Patrick: “When colleges and universities are added, education spending is the biggest item in the state budget — about 52 percent of all state ...and more »...
  • West Ottawa offers summer education for students of migrant workers - HollandSentinel.com
    published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:23:54 GMT
    HollandSentinel.comWest Ottawa offers summer education for students of migrant workersHollandSentinel.comMigrant education also requires communication with the other schools the students attend in places like Texas and Florida. Woods said a database helps schools participating in migrant education keep track of where their students have been enrolled and ......