- As COVID cases rise, so do Texas teacher shortages, absences and burnout
- > Jan 5, 8:05 AM: As pandemic uncertainty continues, schools across the country and in Texas are finding it increasingly difficult to staff campuses with the necessary number of full-time and substitute teachers to maintain normal
- KIPP Texas charter school pushes back return date for students amid omicron surge
- > Jan 5, 7:58 AM: The public, tuition-free charter school announced Monday evening that it will push the return date back one day for students to Thursday, Jan. 6 to allow for the completion of staff and student PCR testing due to the
- Austin ISD to stop virtual learning program
- Dec 29, 8:32 AM: Next week, about 3,000 Austin ISD students who were going to school online will head back to the classroom in the new year.
- Gov. Abbott directs $123M in federal COVID-19 relief funding toward education in Texas
- > Dec 21, 9:29 AM: Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas will provide $123.3 million in federal COVID-19 relief money for education.The final round of money from the relief fund came through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental
- Frisco ISD opens applications for new online, hybrid education programs
- Dec 7, 6:45 AM: Frisco ISD opened application forms Wednesday for its new online and hybrid programs called FISD+ in which high school students can earn credits starting in 2022.
- The pandemic has undone years of educational gains in Texas schools.
- > Dec 1, 7:35 AM: In Texas, state officials have looked at the results from the 2021 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, to identify gaps in learning. The results point to trouble ahead. The pandemic appeared to
- How much are Houston-area schools spending to help kids who’ve fallen behind?
- Nov 30, 6:42 AM: More than $1.8 million in federal ESSER III funds have been allocated to 94 local charter schools and school districts in and around Houston.
- Teachers Too Busy With Basics to Apply for Innovative Learning Grants
- Nov 30, 6:35 AM: The district's education foundation has raised money for teachers to apply for grants to do innovative projects in the classroom but the teachers haven't applied for the cash.
- San Antonio Charter Moms hosts 'School Discovery Day' Sunday
- Nov 8, 10:13 AM: The mission of the group is to help families choose the best schools for their children, primarily looking at charter schools.
- Jubilee Academies schools receive $23 million grant for college readiness
- > Nov 5, 7:00 AM: Jubilee Academies, a charter network with six schools in San Antonio and 12 schools across Texas, received a seven-year, $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the school announced Thursday.
- School funding elections see mixed results in the San Antonio area
- > Nov 4, 7:08 AM: Voters in Bexar County’s wealthiest school district overwhelmingly approved a tax rate election Tuesday night, but voters in three other Bexar County school districts rejected their districts’ requests for bond funding.
- Opinion: TEA returned money to help students. Where did it go?
- > Nov 4, 6:44 AM: More than $5 billion in federal funds intended to help our students recover from the pandemic were diverted, and this diversion has mostly gone unnoticed. Those billions of dollars sent to the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
- Frisco ISD to offer hybrid and online high school options next year
- > Nov 2, 5:53 AM: Frisco ISD announced Monday that starting in 2022, students can earn high school credit through two new approved paths: a full-time online option or a hybrid system through the FISD+ program. According to a statement, the
- Virtual teachers, hefty bonuses help North Texas schools overcome staffing shortages
- > Oct 28, 8:28 AM: Students attend class normally, but instead of learning from a teacher in person, they engage with lessons delivered by an educator on screen. A district staff member oversees classroom management and technology issues
- New data from PfISD show students boosting academic performance over previous school year
- > Oct 22, 5:50 AM: Recent figures from the Texas Education Agency show districts that experienced higher percentages of virtual learning during the 2020-21school year also saw underperforming grades on the state's State of Texas Assessment
- Why Strong School Governance and Effective Education Ecosystems Are Key in Helping Students Thrive
- > Oct 20, 9:29 AM: For the last five years, Houston ISD’s governance has been a mess, to be blunt. One superintendent lasted just two years and was followed by two interim superintendents over a three-year period. Meanwhile, bitter trustee
- SAISD parents concerned after report shows students further behind than 2020 school year
- Oct 20, 9:05 AM: A report from San Antonio ISD shows this school year, students are further behind than they were at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
- Opinion: Dallas ISD tells us teachers to ‘embrace flexibility.’ If only ‘flexibility’ were possible.
- Oct 19, 6:45 AM: Rigid treaching plans and standardized instruction leave too many teachers following scripts.
- Online learning resolution opens door to state funding for Frisco ISD
- > Oct 15, 6:30 AM: On Tuesday, the Frisco ISD board of trustees approved a resolution to operate a local remote learning program as allowed under state law. After Texas Senate Bill 15 was passed during the second session of the Texas
- A new Stop Six charter school has been meeting with child care centers. Here’s why
- > Oct 14, 8:04 AM: Community leaders, administrators and advocates gathered at the future site of a yet-to-be-named charter elementary school in the Stop Six neighborhood Wednesday after years of planning, and a sometimes contentious
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