The Mexican American School Boards Association (MASBA) is excited to announce that it is seeking a highly motivated, innovative individual to serve as their next Executive Director. MASBA is seeking an individual that is focused on driving positive change and will lead MASBA to becoming a greater voice in our advocacy for an equitable education for all children, especially our Latinx students. Currently MASBA has 147-member districts. view article arw

The recent legislative session will not soon be forgotten. The focus was perpetually on anything but initiatives required to move Texas forward. Some high profile measures stalled but will no doubt resurface; others passed. Whether it was making voting more difficult, removing requirements for safety training to carry firearms, restricting student eligibility to participate in competitive sports, prohibiting the teaching of aspects of our history, limiting access to health care, eliminating proven economic development programs, or numerous similar issues, every day birthed a distraction that was, at best, unnecessary and, quite often, downright harmful. view article arw

WACO, Texas – The family of former Waco ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcus Nelson is collecting monetary donations for college funds for his two sons.  Dr. Nelson passes away unexpectedly one week ago on Saturday, May 15th.  His family is thanking the community for all the kind words and prayers. They say Dr. Nelson dedicated his life to education and should folks in the community be looking for a way to honor him, they have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his two sons, 16-year-old Austin and 9-year-old Callen. view article arw

This fall’s kindergarten cohort and some 1st grade classes could have greater age differences and skill disparities, according to a new NWEA report.   Kindergarten students, who did not enroll or attend schooling in noticeable numbers during the pandemic, are expected to have larger participation rates next school year, and school systems are planning now to meet these young learners' needs. In fact, some education experts are predicting a “kindergarten bubble” of 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who may be more unprepared for formal schooling compared to past years’ cohorts, and who will come to school with a wider range of skills based on their COVID-19 academic and social experiences.    (22) view article arw

   Talia Natterson is a sophomore at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a private school in Los Angeles, California. She writes for her school publication, Crossfire. 

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