Archive for November, 2011

Cookware awarded in Region XIII!

The Partnership for a Healthier America and their Honorary Chair, First Lady Michelle Obama, has recognized several ESC Region XIII school’s and district’s efforts to promote healthier lifestyles through participation in the Chefs Move! ini…

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Spanish Glossary Project

The right of parents to participate in educational decision-making regarding their child with a disability is an important underpinning of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The OSEP Spanish Glossary<http://www.neparentcenters…

STREAM

Memorization is what we resort to when what we are learning makes no sense. — Anonymous   If you are receiving this blog then you probably work in STEM Education.  Recently, a friend of mine at the KIPP STEM School in Houston introduced me to a new acronym coined by Dr. Kenneth Wesson. His presentation […]

Is the World Shrinking or is it Just Videoconferencing?

Over the years of connecting and observing different groups through interactive video conferencing, I have a profound appreciation for what this type of communication has to offer. Early on when the Texas Education Agency and all 20 Education Service C…

2011-2012 Special Education SC5100-Coordinated Early Intervening Services Data Collection Form

The 2011-2012 Special Education SC5100-Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) Data Collection Form is due to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  This deadline was originally provided in the program gu…

TEA Correspondence Regarding 1.5% Reduction in Federal Funds

TEA has published clarifying information on the approximate 1.5% reduction to CATE, IDEA, and NCLB funds.  The reduction for the IDEA-B funds will vary for each LEA and will effect the 2011-2012 IDEA-B Formula funds.  TEA is anticipating that the ma…

Reduction of 2011–2012 IDEA Federal Funds

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has received a reduction of 1.5 percent in IDEA funds for 2011-2012.  IDEA is one of six federal fund souces to receive this reduction.  Although the state received a reduction of 1.5 percent, the reduction for each …

Carryover (Roll Forward) Funds Available on 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant Application

Carryover (roll forward) funds are now available in your 2011-2012 Special Education Consolidated Grant application. Please select the “New Amendment” button on the eGrants application before opening the BS6006 Budget Summary schedule. This…

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Section 1512 Quarterly Reports Continuous Corrections Period

Please share this information with appropriate staff at your LEA. Today, November 8, 2011, TEA will open the expenditure reporting system (ER) to allow corrections to ARRA Section 1512 Quarterly Reports submitted for the quarter ending September 30, 2…

Performance Based Monitoring/Residential Facility Tools

              The ESC Region XIII PBM Team is creating an integrated website for all things PBM. We’ve provided some of our Region XIII tools in this blog for easy access until the actual site is up and running… …