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Merry Christmas!

December 1809:45 AM

Merry Christmas from!  We will not post December 22-January 2. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Darren Webb, Garrison ISD Superintendent, has been named New Super of Lago Vista ISD.

Mark Puig, Cullberson Co. Allamore ISD Superintendent, has been named New Super of San Benito CISD.

James Crowley, Linden-Kildare ISD Superintendent, has been named New Super of Calhoun County ISD.

Rick McDaniel, Asst. Superintendent for Student Services, McKinney ISD, has been named New Super of McKinney ISD.


58 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Chireno ISD; Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Lexington ISD; Arrow Educational Services INFO
Vacant Chillicothe ISD; Search by Chillicothe ISD Board of Trustees - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
Vacant Medina ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Vacant Moran ISD ; Search by Moran ISD School Board InfoINFO
Vacant Rising Star ISD; Search By Ronnie Kincaid, ESC XIV Info (Search Suspended)INFO
Vacant Red Lick ISD; Red Lick ISD Board of Trustees  Info BrochureINFO
Vacant Region 9 ESC Executive Director; ESC 9 Service CenterINFO
Vacant Lake Worth ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
Vacant Austin ISD; Ray & Associates, Inc. INFO
Vacant Little Elm ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
Vacant Everman ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Dumas ISD; Search By Dumas ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Castleberry ISD; Search by Castleberry ISD Board of Education BrochureINFO
Vacant Judson ISD; Search by McShan Consulting Firm InfoINFO
Vacant West ISD - TASB Executive Search Services; TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Maypearl ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Longview ISD; Longview ISD Board of Trustees & Dr. James WilcoxINFO
Vacant Prairie Valley ISD; Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
Vacant Kermit ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Borden County ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Jacksonville ISD; Search by  TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Vacant Garrison ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. INFO
Vacant Clarendon ISD; Search by Clarendon ISD Board More InfoINFO
Vacant Brenham ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Walnut Bend ISD; Search by Walnut Bend ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Sharyland ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
Vacant Mathis ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Natalia ISD; Walsh Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. Info INFO
Vacant West Orange-Cove CISD; Search by WOCCISD InfoINFO
Vacant Mineola ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant San Antonio ISD; Search By McShan Consulting Firm, George McShan & Dr. Ruben OlivarezINFO
Vacant Littlefield ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Whiteface CISD; Search by Ronnie Kincaid, ESC 14 Executive DirectorINFO
Vacant Beaumont ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Frankston ISD - , Asst. Superintendent,Longview ISD; Search By Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Grape Creek ISD - Barbie McMath, Asst. Superintendent,Whitesboro ISD; Search By Grape Creek ISD School Board InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Balmorhea ISD - Miguel Espino, Interim Superintendent,Balmorhea ISD; Search by TASB ESS Search Team INFO
Lone Finalist Freer ISD  - Steve VanMatre, Interim Superintendent,Freer ISD; Search by Freer ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Alvin ISD - James "Buck" Gilcrease, Superintendent,Hillsboro ISD; School Executive ConsultingINFO
Lone Finalist Lago Vista ISD - Darren Webb, Superintendent,Garrison ISD; TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Ballinger ISD - Jeffrey Butts, High School Principal,Argyle ISD; Search by Ballinger ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Gruver ISD
 ; Search by Gruver ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Bullard ISD; Search By TASB Excecutive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Central Heights ISD - Bryan Lee Iredell ISD Superintendent, Superintendent,Iredell ISD ; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Cleveland ISD - Dr.Darrell Meyers, Superintendent,Livingston ISD; Region VI ESC - Dr. Brent HawkinsINFO
New Super Harris County Department of Education - James Colbert, Superintendent,West Orange - Cove ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Texhoma ISD - Steve Lenz, Superintndent,Azleway Charter School ; Search by Interim Superintendent, Mike Jackson and the Texoma ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Burkeville ISD - John Kent, Former Superintendent,Chester ISD; Search by Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne KondoINFO
New Super Anna ISD  - Pete Slaughter, Superintendent ,Whitesboro ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Hemphill ISD - Reese Briggs , Superintendent,Kounze ISD; Search By Region V ESC - Danny Lovett & Marianne Kondo Info INFO
New Super London ISD - David Freeman, Asst. Super/Chief Academic Officer,Wichita Falls ISD; Search By Texas School SolutionsINFO
New Super Nazareth ISD - Glen Waldo, Superintendent,Sunray ISD; Search by Nazareth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Tom Bean ISD - Troy Roberts, Principal ,Grand Prairie ISD; Search by Search by: Tom Bean ISD Board of Trustees & Interim Supt. Dr. Larry BlairINFO
New Super Winters ISD  - Bruce Davis ​, Former Superintendent ,Thrall ISD; Casey, Cox & Robertson Educational ConsultantsINFO
New Super Cleburne ISD - Kyle Heath, Asst. Superintendent,Mansfield ISD ; Search by Bob E. Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Region 8 ESC Executive Director - David Fitts, Superintendent,Lake Worth ISD; Search By Education Solutions & Services, Inc.INFO
New Super Garner ISD - Rebecca Hallmark, Asst. Superintendent,Eastland ISD; Search by Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Lubbock-Cooper ISD - Keith Bryant, Superintendent,Bullard ISD; Search By The Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Whitesboro ISD - Ryan Harper; Whitesboro ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Meyersville ISD - Kelly Dunn, Principal ,Lampasas ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Corpus Christi ISD  - Dr. Roland Hernandez, Chief Administrative Officer,Corpus Christi ISD; Search by George McShan, Nolan Estes and Reuben Olivares of BWP & AssociatesINFO
New Super Breckenridge ISD - Timothy Seymore, Assistant Superintendent ,Navasota ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Giddings ISD  - Roger Dees, Superintendent,Chireno ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito CISD  - Dr. Marc Puig, Superintendent,Cullberson Co.- Allamore ISD; Waterford School Services, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super McKinney ISD - Rick McDaniel, Asst. Supt. for Student Services,McKinney ISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. INFO
New Super Calhoun County ISD - James Crowley, Superintendent,Linden-Kildare ISD; Search by  Bob Griggs & AssociatesINFO
New Super Huntsville ISD - Dr. Howell Wright, Deputy Superintendent,San Marcos ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Bronte ISD - Tim Siler, High School Principal ,Hamlin ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants Brochure InfoINFO

Math TEKs Resolution

December 1508:42 AM

*Some of you requested I repost the Math TEKs resolution provided by Michael Seabolt - (Resolution (Generic) for your consideration.)

Don’t mess with Texas contest

December 1508:40 AM

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation Don’t mess with Texas have partnered to announce the 12th annual Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest.  One $6,000 grand prize scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships will be awarded this spring to students planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited university or college in Texas.The contest recognizes the accomplishments of high school seniors who have taken leadership roles to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. view article arw


December 0308:31 AM

It’s that time of year again. There are always a number of questions relating to holiday issues that come up around this season. Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions: view article arw

2014 Tax Rate Survey - We need your help.

October 3108:43 AM

Help!  Please take a moment and look at our Tax Rate Survey and make any corrections by clicking on the link on the spreadsheet and then enter the correct data.

Will Ed. Commissioner Stay In Job?

December 1908:41 AM

Public education will be at the top of the list of priorities for Governor-elect Greg Abbott in the coming legislative session.  But Wednesday on TPR’s "The Source," Texas Education Commission Michael Williams told David Martin Davies that it’s unclear if he will remain in his post. view article arw

Texas Could Be Headed for an Oil-Fueled Recession, J.P. Morgan Economist Says

December 1908:40 AM

The global plunge in oil prices could lead to a painful economic downturn in Texas, J.P. Morgan Chase’s chief U.S. economist said Thursday.  “As we weigh the evidence, we think Texas will, at the least, have a rough 2015 ahead, and is at risk of slipping into a regional recession,” Michael Feroli said in a note to clients. view article arw

Topics for the 84th Legislature

December 1908:39 AM

Good overview from the House Research Organization - js - This report highlights many, although by no means all, of the issues the 84th Legislature  may consider during its 2015 regular session.   view article arw

Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students

December 1908:36 AM

The state of Maryland has developed a new Common Core-aligned “kindergarten readiness assessment” for teachers to administer to young kids to see, rather obviously, if they are “ready” for kindergarten. Now hundreds of kindergarten teachers who used the computer-based test for the first time this fall are pushing back, saying the assessment is not appropriate and won’t help them teach. view article arw

Dallas ISD trustees vote against buying Exxon Mobil tower for administrative offices

December 1908:35 AM

Dallas ISD trustees voted against buying the Exxon Mobil tower on Stemmons Freeway to house administrative offices on Thursday. DISD administrators had recommended buying the building for $20 million. An additional $8 million would have been needed for first year renovations to occupy the first seven floors of the 15 story building. view article arw

Los Angeles Parents Succeed in Getting Their Middle School Expanded to New High School

December 1908:33 AM

Parents at the Julian Nava Academy in South Los Angeles loved their middle school. They worried about their children moving on to a high school where they might get less attention, where the education would not be as good as it had been at Nava Academy. view article arw

PCAT Names Diehl 2014-2015 Statewide Bus Driver of the Year

December 1908:32 AM

Keeping the children safe on her bus is her first and foremost priority, and Tuesday night at the Liberty ISD school board meeting, Ms. Jane Diehl was honored for it as the 2014-2015 Statewide Bus Driver of the Year by PCAT. view article arw

A&M regents meeting cancelled after students protest renaming building for Rick Perry

December 1908:31 AM

UPDATE 12:44 pm: Gov. Rick Perry is urging the board of regents now not to rename the Academic Building in his honor. In a speech that Perry is delivering tonight, the governor’s prepared text states, “Upon deep reflection, I have informed the board of regents of my decision to politely decline this great honor. view article arw

Prazan on Politics: Jerry Patterson and the Land Office

December 1908:31 AM

The first time I walked into Jerry Patterson’s office he started the conversation with, “I’m the gun guy around here, I guess.” I said that would make him one of the most powerful men in Texas, and he laughed. I was covering new bills to allow open carry of a handgun and he authored the law allowing Texans to carry concealed handguns. view article arw

North Carolina Closer To Opening Its First-Ever Virtual Charter Schools

December 1908:31 AM

The state is closer to opening two virtual charter schools. A special committee on Wednesday cleared two applications of proposed charter schools that would be operated by for-profit companies. view article arw

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Leticia Van De Putte, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, to Address Texas AFT Conference

December 1908:31 AM

Registrants for the Texas AFT Winter Leadership Conference in San Marcos this weekend are looking forward to hearing from state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio, who is unopposed for the 2014 Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Sen. Van de Putte has earned an early endorsement from Texas AFT with her strong record of leadership in the fight for public education and for Texas children and their families. Sen. Van de Putte knows the lieutenant governor can be the most powerful elected official in state government, setting the agenda for the Texas Senate. And she has the savvy to wield that power wisely for the benefit of Texas schoolchildren. view article arw

Beaumont :BISD outlines tentative timetable for superintendent

December 1908:29 AM

The Beaumont ISD Board of Managers and a consultant hired to help the district search for a superintendent have settled on tentative dates for the process. The Texas Education Agency appointed Vernon Butler to head the district after the TEA Commissioner removed Dr. Timothy Chargois from the position. It was part of the state takeover of the district. The BISD Board of Managers voted to hire the Texas Association of School Boards over two other firms to guide the process for the selection of a new superintendent. view article arw

Maypearl ISD superintendent to retire in May

December 1908:29 AM

MAYPEARL — Thirty-three years ago, Superintendent Ronnie Neill walked up to the steps of what was Maypearl’s elementary school at the time, with no idea she would be head of the district all these years later. All she was trying to do was ask for directions on her first day as a teacher. view article arw

Vickroy to be lone finalist for Hitchcock post

December 1908:29 AM

HITCHCOCK — After serving as Hitchcock Independent School District’s acting superintendent since July, Carla Vickroy is set to be named the lone finalist to fill the job permanently.   view article arw

James Gilcrease takes over as new Alvin ISD superintendent

December 1908:29 AM

The task of brining a new superintendent to Alvin ISD ended in November with the hire of James “Buck” Gilcrease, who was serving as superintendent at Hillsboro ISD at the time. Gilcrease officially took over his duties Nov. 23, and AISD officials have scheduled several meet and greet events to introduce him to the community.  AISD’s growing reputation was part of what attracted Gilcrease to the job, he said. view article arw

ECISD superintendent to retire in August

December 1908:29 AM

El Campo ISD’s superintendent will retire next August, according to an announcement made to school trustees Monday night. Mark Pool, 59, has been with the district since Dec. 1, 2003 and has overseen two bond elections during his tenure here. Overall, he has 37 years experience as an educator. view article arw

Craft named permanent Killeen ISD superintendent

December 1908:29 AM

Interim Superintendent John Craft was offered the job of full-time, regular superintendent of the Killeen Independent School District in a unanimous school board decision Tuesday.Corbett Lawler, school board vice president, made a motion to declare Craft, 38, as the board’s sole finalist for the position after a two-hour executive session at the start of the board’s workshop meeting. Shelley Wells, board member, was absent for the vote. view article arw

Brazosport: Holacka resignation accepted; Massey appointed in the interim

December 1908:29 AM

Brazosport ISD trustees appointed Assistant Superintendent Danny Massey as interim superintendent Monday. He will take over on Feb. 1, when Superintendent Karin Holacka leaves the district to take a position at the education service center in Richardson. view article arw

San Antonio:  SAISD trustees back in superintendent search mode

December 1908:29 AM

San Antonio Independent School District trustees are expected to hire a search firm Monday to help them find their next superintendent, setting off a months-long process they hope ends differently than their last such quest. view article arw

As School Fees Rise, So Do Questions Over What Constitutes A Free Education

December 1908:28 AM

Only a dozen states allow schools to charge for bus service but the number is expected to grow.  Parents in Indiana have filed a lawsuit, now before the state Supreme Court, arguing that bus fees violate the state’s constitutional guarantee to a free education. But state officials across the country say budget cuts have severely hampered their ability to continue to provide transportation and other services for free.  Indiana officials also say that caps on property taxes approved by voters in 2008 have also cut into school funds.  Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks to Mike Griffith, senior policy analyst for the non-profit, non-partisan organization, Education Commission of the States, about the questions that arise when families have to pay for the school bus and other services.   view article arw

Turning around schools with low achievement rates never seems to work

December 1908:27 AM

One of the goals U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan set when he launched the $3.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in 2009 was to turn 1,000 schools around annually for five years. “We could really move the needle, lift the bottom and change the lives of tens of millions of underserved children,” he said. view article arw

Conroe ISD student brings gun to campus

December 1908:25 AM

A Grangerland Intermediate student was apprehended after bringing a handgun to campus Thursday. A student saw the gun while on a school bus and immediately reported it to campus administrators, who pulled the student with the gun out of class and confiscated the weapon. School officials said it was a .22-caliber handgun. view article arw

Conroe ISD police confiscate gun from student, remove student from campus

December 1908:25 AM

A letter sent home to parents of Grangerland Intermediate School students informed them a student was found to have an unloaded gun on campus Thursday. Another student reportedly spotted the weapon while on the bus. As soon as the students arrived at school, he went and told a teacher, who then informed campus administrators. view article arw

More Dallas ISD staffers say district is headed in the right direction, but a majority are neutral or disagree

December 1908:25 AM

The Dallas ISD Climate Survey of campus staff for fall 2014 shows that 48 percent believe the district is headed in the right direction. That amount is up from 44 percent in spring 2014. But a majority, 52 percent, indicated they are neutral or disagree with the direction of the district. view article arw

Marshall ISD recognizes Above and Beyond employees

December 1908:20 AM

Marshall ISD's Board of Trustees issued Above and Beyond certificates to staff members Shirley McNamara, transportation; Debbie Crooms, curriculum projects coordinator; and Angela Huffhines, ELA Curriculum specialist at Monday's board meeting. view article arw

Abilene police believe more victims may exist in school sex case

December 1908:20 AM

The Abilene Police Department believes there may be "additional victims who have not come forward” in the case of a former Abilene ISD administrator who resigned Wednesday and was charged with improper relationship between teacher and student. view article arw

Decoding Teens Texting & Sexting Lingo

December 1908:15 AM

 LOL could mean “lots of luck” when it comes to figuring out a teen’s texts. And what you don’t know could make your jaw drop. Katie Greer, an online safety expert, says the shortcuts teens use to text have taken on a life of their own, “I think it’s fairly common and it’s def something parents need to be aware of.” view article arw

Ector ISD Board of Trustee Election

December 1908:15 AM

There are 2 seats expiring this year. The first day to file for a Place on the Ballot is January 28, 2015. The last day to file for a place on the ballot is February 27, 2015. Anyone interested in running for Place 1 or Place 2 must file by 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2015. An application for a place on the ballot may be picked up at the Administration Office in the Elementary Building, 301 S. Main, Ector, Texas. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. view article arw

Gun found on Grangerland Intermediate School campus

December 1908:05 AM

A letter sent home to parents of Grangerland Intermediate School students informed them a student was found to have an unloaded gun on campus Thursday. Jennifer Bauer reports. view article arw

Academy Sports gives away bicycles to Longview students

December 1907:45 AM

Some Longview ISD elementary students are going to be riding in style this Christmas season after a donation Thursday from Academy Sports and Outdoors’ Longview store. As part of the store’s annual bicycle donation program, Academy gave away 30 bicycles and helmets to South Ward Elementary School students. view article arw