DK Haney Roofing
 

Repost ! While the come-from-behind win by Ellis is certainly a big thing , the observable involvement of educators supporting candidates and being involved in get-out-the-vote efforts is huge. I feel encouraged this morning. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Skip McCambridge, Executive Dir. of Administrative Services, Lake Worth ISD, has been named New Super of Coleman ISD.

Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent, China Spring ISD, has been named New Super of Lorena iSD.

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Duncanville ISD.

Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent, Brownsboro iSD, has been named New Super of Whitehouse iSD.

 

30 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Pleasant Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7); Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Katy ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Galveston ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Aubrey ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Highland Park ISD (Amarillo) ; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pettus ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Mineral Wells ISD ; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Gertrudis ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
Vacant Grand Saline ISD; Search by Grand Saline ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Leander ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
Vacant Runge ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.CINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Bartlett ISD; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Huckabay ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Columbus ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Buckholts ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
Lone Finalist Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Lone Finalist Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Lone Finalist Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Anderson-Shiro CISD - Scott Beene, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Cross Roads ISD  - Richard Tedder, Interim Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist North Hopkins ISD - Darin Jolly; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Lone Finalist Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist McLean ISD - Oscar Muniz, High School Principal ,Coolidge ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
New Super Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
New Super Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
New Super Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO

To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines

May 2606:15 AM
 

When Jennifer Stella’s two children were babies, she made sure they got all the usual vaccines. But when one started having seizures and the other developed eczema after they’d gotten immunizations, the Vermont woman decided her kids would no longer get shots required to attend school.  Stella, a co-founder of the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice, is among a growing number of parents who are opting out of childhood vaccinations because they’re worried about their safety. Public health experts say the movement is leading to outbreaks of nearly eradicated dangerous diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, among clusters of unvaccinated kids. view article arw

Keven Ellis Defeats Mary Lou Bruner in State Board of Education Race

May 2506:17 AM
 

In a stunning comeback, State Board of Education hopeful Keven Ellis won Tuesday's District 9 Republican primary runoff over Mary Lou Bruner, who drew national attention for social media posts touting far-right conspiracy theories and other fringe views.  The East Texas Tea Party activist and former schoolteacher had been favored to succeed in the race after nearly winning the March 1 primary outright and accumulating heavy support from influential conservative groups that typically hold big sway in low-turnout runoff elections. But Ellis, a Lufkin chiropractor who presides over the local school board, maintained a double-digit lead over Bruner throughout Tuesday night, and that lead widened as vote returns rolled in. He ended the night about 18 points ahead of Bruner. view article arw

Ignore federal directive on transgender students, Texas’ GOP senators tell school districts

May 2505:24 AM
 

The battle over transgender students’ choice of bathroom continues as the Texas Senate Republican Caucus urged superintendents and trustees to disregard a federal directive on the issue.  Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice and Education departments issued a joint statement making it clear that transgender students have the right to use the bathroom they choose.  While the directive isn’t law, those that refuse to follow it face losing federal funds. Such funds usually make up a small but significant percentage of a district’s budget and usually targeted toward helping the students most in need, such as poor students, those with limited English abilities or those in special education programs. view article arw

Preventive Law: Springtime Emergency Preparedness

May 1008:31 AM
 

It's springtime and it's Texas. Bonds are passing and storms are brewing. Minds are turning to the construction of new projects, but you cannot forget that you still need to protect the old ones. It’s springtime and there’s a lot to do, so let’s get started.

Early voting in record numbers

April 2607:53 AM
 

HARLINGEN — Voters came out in some of the highest numbers in years for the first day of early voting in city and school elections. Outside City Hall yesterday, candidates’ supporters waved signs, barking into loud speakers to rally voters. By the time the polls closed at 5 p.m., 238 voters had cast ballots in the city election while 234 had voted in the school election, City Secretary Amanda Elizondo said. view article arw

Paxton asked Harrold school district to challenge federal restroom policy

May 2608:40 AM
 

HARROLD - Two days after trustees of the tiny Harrold school district voted to challenge the Obama administration’s transgender restroom directive, the Harrold superintendent was standing beside Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Austin at the announcement of a lawsuit against the federal government.  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita Falls, the nearest one to Harrold, decries the federal government’s “massive social experiment” that “runs roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.” view article arw

TEA Installs New Board Of Managers To Oversee Edgewood ISD

May 2608:39 AM
 

A new board of trustees, appointed by the Texas Education Commissioner, is now in charge of managing the troubled Edgewood Independent School District. The commissioner appointed the board after deciding the seven-member elected board was unable to function.    view article arw

US lawsuit filed against Gülenist charter schools in Texas

May 2608:39 AM
 

The international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners filed on Tuesday a formal complaint against Gülenist Harmony Public Schools (Harmony) in Texas, U.S., urging the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to investigate document abuses for fraud, discrimination, and abuse in the Harmony network.  The Gülenist Harmony school network is reportedly financed by over $250 million federal and state tax dollars annually, and operates seven open-enrollment charter school districts serving forty-six charter campuses in Texas.  The complaint sets out numerous substantiated violations of laws and regulations designed to ensure transparency, accountability, and responsible stewardship of public resources. view article arw

TEA Commissioner visits Valley

May 2608:38 AM
 

“You guys think you could suture me together if something happened?” view article arw

Lawsuit Could Be Filed Wednesday Over White House Transgender Directive To Schools

May 2608:38 AM
 

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s speculation a Texas school district may sue the Obama Administration over its directive to all schools about transgenders students and bathrooms.  While the Texas Attorney  General’s office wouldn’t comment Tuesday night, CBS11 has learned Ken Paxton will announce what he describes as a major lawsuit in Austin Wednesday afternoon. Any Texas school  district that files suit would ask the Attorney General’s office to represent them. view article arw

Former Texas comptroller funds new tool to grade schools

May 2608:37 AM
 

AUSTIN -- Texas' former comptroller Susan Combs used money from her political war chest to build a tool parents and policy makers can use to compare schools.  The Texas Smart Schools initiative uses a five-star scale to judge schools and districts based on academic progress and spending levels. The calculator guards against sporadic changes at a school by employing a three-year average to stabilize the results.   "Public education is one of the largest items in the state budget, so Texans need to know where their dollars are getting the highest return in terms of student performance," said Combs, a self-styled transparency advocate view article arw

Post-Bruner Upset, Keven Ellis is Cautiously Optimistic

May 2608:36 AM
 

When a reporter called him Tuesday night for comment on his unexpected Republican runoff victory over State Board of Education hopeful Mary Lou Bruner, the 45-year-old Lufkin school board president asked whether it was true.  The race wasn’t even close — and it hadn’t been all night. "I didn't want to be the one to call it,” said the chiropractor and father of three, who declined to criticize Bruner, an East Texas Tea Party activist and retired schoolteacher who drew national attention for bizarre and bigoted social media posts.  view article arw

West Texas School Proposes Alternative to Robinhood Funding Model

May 2608:36 AM
 

School districts across the state are outraged after the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the state’s school funding system is constitutional.  The state’s highest court agreed that the system is flawed but left no mandate for legislatures to follow. Fort Davis ISD is one of many West Texas districts that is not only calling for change but coming up with a solution of their own. As students work through Monday’s lessons, Superintendent Graydon Hicks is working to keep the doors open. "We are taxing at $1.17 which is the maximum by law. We can't raise more revenue." view article arw

Thin Margins Lead to at Least One Runoff Recount

May 2608:34 AM
 

Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs may not be over yet for at least one candidate. The contests produced a number of narrow margins — including in House District 54, where Killeen Mayor Scott Cosper won by just 43 votes. His opponent, Killeen optometrist Austin Ruiz, said late Tuesday night he has "decided to pursue filing for a recount." In House District 33, Heath City Council member Justin Holland beat Frisco Mayor Pro Tem John Keating by 99 votes. Keating said late Tuesday — when unofficial returns showed he was down by only 29 votes — that he would wait for all ballots to come in, including those from the military and overseas. On Wednesday morning, however, Keating said that decision was based on incorrect results from Rockwall County, and he bowed out of the race. view article arw

Bulletin Board

Submit Event »

Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C.

Understanding the New DOL Overtime Rule Webinar

May 2016

The final DOL Overtime Rule is out! The Rule will become effective December 1, 2016, but because of the budgetary implications, the time to plan for implementation is now. In this webinar, we will explain the new Rule, how it affects school districts, and steps to take to implement the Rule.

 

This webinar will be conducted by Jennifer A. Powell.

 

Sesssions:

May 27, 2016 - 12:00-1:30 pm
May 31, 2016 - 12:00-1:30 pm

 

Registration Fee:

$100 per computer

 

For more information and to register online, click here.

View Bulletin Board »

El Campo:  ECISD talks tax ‘swap’ election

May 2608:33 AM
 

An educational consulting firm was hired by El Campo ISD trustees last Tuesday to assist with a possible tax ratification election.  “A TRE (Tax Ratification Election) would generate an additional $620,000 without a tax rate increase,” Superintendent Kelly Waters said. “We’re hoping that would set us up better for that next funding change from the state.” (Pay Walled article) view article arw

Finally, a GOP Candidate Too Extreme for the Texas State Board of Education

May 2608:32 AM
 

A Lufkin chiropractor and school board president, who drew very little attention for observing on Facebook that “Time flies!” and wondered, offending no one, “how many dog toys does a grand dog need,” has won a seat on the State Board of Education. view article arw

Manning named interim Chico superintendent

May 2608:29 AM
 

In a special session Friday evening, Chico trustees appointed Kenneth Manning interim superintendent. Board President Bill Hand said Manning served as the district's superintendent in the 1980s and also recently as an interim high school principal. "He's helped us out before," Hand said Tuesday. "He's real good at finances. That's something we need right now to get us started and work through some budget issues." view article arw

Anderson: New Superintendent For ASCISD

May 2608:29 AM
 

The search for Anderson Shiro Consolidated ISD’s new superintendent is all but complete. At a recent special school board meeting, the trustees tapped Scott Beene as the lone finalist for the position. A district official tells Navasota News the board hired the Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services to handle the process and met with services representatives to develop a profile of what they were looking for. view article arw

BISD Superintendent search successful

May 2608:29 AM
 

The Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees has named Tommy Hunter as the lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools. The appointment was made during a special meeting of the Trustees Monday night at the Brownsboro ISD Administration Building. The Trustees will now wait 21 days as required by law before making a final appointment. view article arw

Rio Grande City school superintendent steps down

May 2608:29 AM
 

After an hour of deliberation in closed session, the Rio Grande City school district voted to accept the resignation of Superintendent Joel Trigo during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon. view article arw

Pearland ISD Board Meeting Overshadowed by Superintendent Controversy

May 2608:29 AM
 

Pearland ISD Superintendent John Kelly has drawn criticism for weighing into the national debate over the Obama administration's recent guidance letter for public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. view article arw

Parents launch petition regarding lone finalist for Humble ISD superintendent, district responds

May 2608:29 AM
 

Upon last night’s announcement of the lone finalist, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, for the Humble Independent School District superintendent position; that decision was met with a barrage of social media comments and achange.org petition started by parents calling for the school board to change their minds. view article arw

Controversial Douglas County superintendent to lead Texas school district

May 2608:29 AM
 

Fagen was tapped to head the 67,000-student Douglas County district in 2010. She was hired after a conservative takeover of the school board in the traditionally high-performing, affluent south suburban school district. view article arw

Controversy surrounds Humble ISD superintendent finalist

May 2608:29 AM
 

HUMBLE, TEXAS - Less than 24 hours after Humble Independent School District named its choice for school superintendent, parents are already protesting.  On Tuesday night, all seven trustees agreed that Dr. Elizabeth Fagen was the best choice to lead its district.  “She is the best education mind in the country,” one trustee said.  However, after doing some online research, a lot of parents aren’t so sure.  view article arw

Aldine ISD Highlighted As Case Study In ‘Perseverance’ In School Turnaround

May 2608:25 AM
 

For decades, educators have struggled to improve low-performing schools. The Obama Administration tried to help and pumped $3 billion dollars into them—with minimal results. view article arw

Confederate General Falls to Political Correctness in Texas Capital

May 2608:25 AM
 

Another historical Confederate figure fell to political correctness, this time, for the first time, at a public school in the Texas state capital. view article arw

Complaints lead to state investigation into Hearne school district

May 2608:25 AM
 

The TEA notified the school board and superintendent on May 18th of its special accreditation investigation. view article arw

Fort Worth ISD Parents Sound Off About Transgender Guidelines

May 2608:21 AM
 

As students in Fort Worth ISD start looking forward to summer break, it doesn't appear there will be any break from talking about the transgender among them. The school district’s new policy lets students use restrooms that correspond to their gender identity, and it tells school employees not to share information about a student's gender identity, even to parents, without that student's permission. view article arw

LaMarque: LMISD parents protest to save the district

May 2608:20 AM
 

Many are furious that La Marque ISD has decided to annex with the Texas City Independent School District. To show their frustrations they rallied outside the Texas City ISD Administration Building Wednesday afternoon. view article arw

On track to be Dallas ISD’s youngest teacher, teen had one big hurdle – and it’s not her age

May 2608:20 AM
 

Melisa Simon is poised, confident and a hard worker. She’s also an undocumented immigrant, crossing the U.S. border from Mexico with her family at age 3. She was told by her mother early on that life in her new country would be tough. view article arw

Some Tyler ISD schools implementing campus turnaround plans

May 2608:10 AM
 

Tyler ISD is planning to implement campus turnaround plans for some of its schools. The policy is required by the state to improve campuses where students tested below a certain level on the STARR testing for two consecutive years. At Tyler ISD, that includes Griffin, Austin, Jones, Peete, Ramey, Douglas, and Orr elementary schools and Dogan Middle School. view article arw

Public schools could lose billions in transgender bathroom regulation

May 2607:57 AM
 

A letter from the Department of Justice and Department of Education clarifies the fed's opinion concerning the growing questions about transgender student bathrooms in public schools. Cadyn Cypert, a transgender male, struggled in school growing up. "Sometimes I would get glances and looks and some people would make a snarky comment," Cypert said. view article arw

Education commissioner tours Valley, visits Medical Academy

May 2607:46 AM
 

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath started his morning Wednesday at the South Texas Academy for Medical Professions as part of a tour of the Rio Grande Valley about workforce readiness. Morath was to meet later in the day in McAllen with officials of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Workforce Commission as part of an effort to make sure education in the Valley is in line with the needs of the area's workforce. Prior to the meeting, he toured schools in Harlingen and Santa Maria. view article arw

Turkey follows through with complaint against Harmony

May 2607:45 AM
 

An international law firm working for the Republic of Turkey has filed a complaint with the Texas Education Agency against Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, accusing the state's largest charter network of illegal hiring, employment and bidding practices and of funneling money to an entity the Turkish president has accused of trying to overthrow the government. view article arw