Archive for February, 2011

Graduation Changes for Students with IEPs

The new STAAR EOC assessments and the revisions to Commissioner’s Rule 89.1070 will impact ARD committee decisions this spring. What should districts and campuses do now to prepare for the 2011-12 school year? Guidance from TEA related to these chang…

March 1: Deadline for Secondary School Summit RFP

All prospective presenters are reminded that the deadline for submission of an RFP for the Secondary School Summit is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2011. If you have any questions or need any help, do not hesitate to call either Dixie Binford at 512-919-…

Digital, Audiobooks at No Cost!

Do your students need audio books? Would it be helpful to have books in a variety of formats?  TEA and RFB&D joined forces to help you get the books you need at no cost. Check out the latest from the Texas dedicated website.

Lone Star Legal Institute for Principals and Educational Leaders

The Lone Star Legal Institute for Principals and Educational Leaders which was canceled due to weather, has been rescheduled for March 25th, 2011. If you were registered for this institute and plan to attend on the 25th of March, please let us know by …

Engineering Camp for MS Girls at UT Austin

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at The University of Texas at Austin is still accepting applications for its summer program for middle school girls: Careers in Engineering for Women (CEW).  This non-residential day program is designed to introdu…

Note: Another Weather-Related Issue! (Are you as tired of cold weather as I am?)

The deadline for submission of the Request for Proposal (RFP) has been extended to Tuesday, March 1, 2011. I don’t know about you but this freezing weather has put a kink into many of my plans and deadlines.  The Secondary School Summit planning…

Mobile learning

We have been busy lately working with a new project which allows connections between Android tablets and the video conference bridge.  The possibilities seem endless.  We have made connections to ongoing conferences from the palm of our hands and even used the device to send a regional meeting out to a half dozen schools with […]

Top 10% Students Eligible for $2000 Scholarships

Students who graduate in the top 10% of their high school, have financial need and plan to attend a public college or university are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to $2000. Applicants must have a complete FAFSA with results available by Marc…

Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2011 Secondary School Summit.  Visit our conference website for pre-conference & conference speakers information, agenda, and hotel accommodations.  If you have any questions regarding the Secondary School Summit …