Archive for September, 2013

Update on AYP Waiver

The USDE just announced that it has granted Texas a conditional NCLB waiver. Under key components of the state’s NCLB waiver, Texas schools will no longer be designated as having met or made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Instead of federal desi…

NCLB Flexibility (Waiver) Request for Texas Approved!

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams today announced that the State of Texas has secured a conditional waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as th…

RLIS Grant application Available!

2013-2014 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2—Rural and Low-Income School Program Grant Application Now Available The 2013-2014 Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2—Rural and Low-Income School Program (RLIS) grant application is now available in eGrants. Eligible a…

Collaborating for Inclusion

The Power of Inclusion: Co-Teaching workshop at Region 13 is an updated version of the Power of Two. While participants still acquire best practice approaches to co-teaching, there is an added emphasis on planning for, and navigating, the multiple part…

Required RF Tracker Data Collection

The RF Tracker Data Collection system is now open for the 2013-14 data collection.  If you are a district with residential care and treatment facilities within your boundaries the initial entry of data into the RF Tracker must be completed on or befor…

New Teacher Survival Guide Videos: ADHD in the Classroom

Lots of great resources at www.teachingchannel.org

Curriculum Council Update

Each month after our Curriculum Council meeting a “Superintendent Edition” is created. This document is intended to be a quick digest with summaries of presentations, resources, and potential action items. The Superintendent Edition is uploaded to …

Significant Expansion of Enrollment 2013-2014 for Charter Schools

Open enrollment charter schools who meet the criteria for significant expansion may be eligible for additional funds under the 2013-2014 NCLB federal programs, Title I, II, or III, Part A. TEA’s To The Administrator Addressed Letter dated Septem…

Personal Financial Literacy Workshops

Are you interested in finding out the answers to the following questions? What is Personal Financial Literacy? Why is PFL part of the math standards? What do these standards mean? How do we teach them? Representatives from the Texas Council on Economic…

Free Kindle Download: Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom [Kindle Edition]

Amazon is offering a free electronic download on a Kindle or Kindle App. Find it here http://amzn.to/ZQuH8r. Below is a description of the book from Amazon. From Amazon: Book Description Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Join the maker movement! There’…