What does an Ideal PBIS Team Look Like?

Teamwork is important. We all do better work when we’ve got a great team supporting us. As we’ve mentioned before, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, or PBIS, involves the whole campus. To successfully implement PBIS on your campus, you’re going to need a stellar team. So, what does a PBIS team look like? To build …

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Welcome Back Math Leaders!

On Sept. 7th we will hold our first Math Leadership meeting here at Region 13! To register, log in to E-campus and enter workshop ID FA1736575. While you are in E-campus please verify your information. To help us better serve your math needs, please complete the following short survey. In case you missed it, the […]

2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application opens 10/1/17

The 2017-2018 Nonpublic Day and Residential TEASE application will open on October 1, 2017, and closed on June 1, 2018.  All continuing and new nonpublic placements with instructional code 50 or 60 need to be entered into the application for notification and/or funding.  Contracts with approved nonpublic schools can be dated for no more than […]

Upcoming training from Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight

August 8, 2017 TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:  SUBJECT:        Open to all LEAs: Upcoming training from Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight  On September 12, 2017, staff from TEA’s Department of Grants Compliance and Oversight (GCO) will hold a free day-long training in Austin. Presentations will cover topics such as the following: Updates to federal grant rules […]

ELL Update

2017 TELPAS RELEASED TESTS The 2017 TELPAS reading released tests for grades 2–12 are available only through the TestNav 8 login screen in the installable TestNav app under the Practice Tests link. The TestNav app is available for download at http://download.testnav.com/. Answer keys are available at TELPAS Released Tests. ITEM ANALYSIS REPORTS Individual Student Item […]

Pre-Kindergarten Eligibility update

TEA recently sent out the  following letter updating the Prekindergarten Eligibility. TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED: SUBJECT: Free Prekindergarten: Star of Texas Award Eligibility Criterion During the 85th legislative session, an additional prekindergarten eligibility criteria was created to provide free public prekindergarten to children of peace officers, firefighters and first responders who have demonstrated remarkable courage and […]

The Skills That Matter – Teaching Self-Regulation

Students need to be prepared with the skills that matter for success in life after high school. This session will describe how to impact students’ success by teaching self-regulation within middle and high school courses, in addition to supports such as counseling, special education and career education. By incorporating self-regulation into instruction, teachers have found […]

SPP 7 Duplicate Student Issue

SPP 7 is experiencing an issue that has not been resolved with regards to allowing SPP 7 users to incorrectly re-enter a student record that may already exist in the system.  Once a user enters a duplicate record on a student, the system will then not let the campus entry designee submit the campus information […]

3 Questions to help you Manage Aggression in classrooms

There’s an unfortunate reality about teaching that you’ll eventually comes across: you’ll eventually end up angry at one of your students or your students will be angry or aggressive towards you. It’s hard to  know how to manage aggression we might have towards students who aren’t behaving in class. We might feel ridiculed, disrespected, not …

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2016-2017 Amendment Deadline Extended to July 17, 2017

Information provided by the TEA Grants Administration on July 10, 2017: Amendment Deadline Extended for 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application Budget adjustments have been completed for the 2016-2017 IDEA-B Formula Grant in the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application. The eGrants system has been reopened to allow amendments for the 2016-2017 Special Education Consolidated […]