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Assistant / Aspiring Principal Workshop

February 11 - 13, 2018 | Austin Airport Hilton, Austin

Principals: Send your AP's and AP-wanna-be's to this excellent training! This program is for ALL GRADE-LEVEL assistant principals, elementary through secondary, and for teacher leaders looking to become campus administrators.

Assistant/Aspiring Principal Workshop

HARVEY HITS TEXAS!

• CLICK HERE for the latest information from TEA regarding Harvey.
• Commissioner Morath waives grade 5 and 8 student retesting, retention requirements for Harvey students. Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that he is removing the requirement to conduct grade placement committees and any related June 2018 State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) retests in fifth and eighth-grade for districts within the Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Harvey. Click Here


NEWS:

•  The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. in Room 1-104 of the William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress, in Austin. Created in 2017 during a special session of the 85th Texas Legislature, the 13-member Commission was established to develop and make recommendations for improvements to the current public school finance system or for new methods of financing public schools. To learn more about the Texas Commission on Public School Finance (including meeting schedule, agendas and supporting materials), visit the Texas Education Agency website at https://tea.texas.gov/schoolfinancecommission/. 

•  STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION UPDATE - The new year begins with community meetings for the SBOE. Community meetings are scheduled Jan/Feb to gather public input for the new Long-Range Plan for Public Education that is now being developed. The State Board of Education, with assistance from an 18-member steering committee, plans to adopt goals for the public education system through the year 2030. To gather information about these topics, the board is hosting nine meetings around the state and will soon release an online survey. Click Here for meeting dates and locations.

•  H-E-B announces 2018 Excellence in Education School District and Early Childhood Finalists and recognizes outstanding Public School Boards Click Here

•  The TEA  2016–17 School Report Cards (SRC) are now available. Designed to inform parents and guardians about a school’s characteristics and achievements, the School Report Card combines parts of other recently released accountability reports to provide a variety of campus-level information concerning student and campus performance. Click Here

•  85th Legislative Session: Bills Signed  |  First Session Bills Signed 

•  The Texas Education Agency released the final 2017 state academic accountability ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters and more than 8,600 campuses. The final ratings include the results of an appeals process that provides districts and charters an opportunity to contest preliminary ratings. Click Here

•  Blue Ribbon Schools: The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 26 Texas public schools have been awarded Blue Ribbon honors for 2017. The schools were nominated earlier this year for the honor by the Texas Education Agency. Congratulations!

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