Archive for March, 2014

AEA campus registration opens April 1

The 2013-2014 alternative education accountability (AEA) campus registration process is open from April 1 – April 15, 2014, 12:00 pm. For an explanation of the process, please see the To the Administrator Addressed (TAA) correspondence here: http…

Compliance Report—PR7000 Private Nonprofit School Participation

The PR7000 – Private Nonprofit School Participation Compliance Report for school year 2013-2014 is now available in eGrants.  The submission deadline date is May 12, 2014. Applicable NCLB Federal Programs: FAR Revenue Code 5929 Title I, Part A:

Mathematics INstruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools (MINDSET)

Mathematics INstruction using Decision Science and Engineering Tools (MINDSET) uses decision making tools from Industrial and Systems Engineering and Operations Research in a fourth-year high school mathematics curriculum. Principal performance r…

Academic Conversations for Diverse Learners: The First Steps

We use language to represent our thinking and, in turn, the act of producing language, through speaking or writing, itself helps us both process and retain information. Given this, it seems natural we would want classrooms to be filled with talking stu…

Estimate IDEA MOE for FY14 and FY15

With new methodology that omits the use of PIC 99 allocation, you can ESTIMATE compliance for IDEA MOE in current and upcoming fiscal years using the Determination Tool. For Current Year FY14 In Prior Year column, enter FY13 expenditures from Edit+ PRF…

Sí, Se Puede! A Rally Cry for Reform

Hanging outside of my work cubicle are a few small posters that I’ve had for about 12 years.  They are the Apple “Think Different” posters featuring important individuals in global history.  I can’t remember how I got the…

Changes to calculating years in U.S. Schools, ELL Progress Measure Updates

Good afternoon! In the past month, TEA has shared some updates pertaining to the process of calculating years in U.S. schools for ELL students.  In order to assist districts in better understanding the new process , the ESC’s bilingual departmen…

Collaboration for Inclusion: Videos

The videos below are from the National Center on Educational Outcomes’ Youtube channel and highlight best practices for special education teachers who are collaborating with other teachers, with parents, and with students: Teachers Working Togeth…

LLS Session Proposal Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for session proposals for the 2014 Library & Literacy Summit.  Knowing that the 2014 TLA Conference is approaching soon, we would like to allow more time for librarians to attend the TLA annual conference and be inspi…

Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI)

Thew following was shared from TEA.   The Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI) is an annual, 5-day professional development conference where Texas teachers are introduced and trained to implement innovative, classroom-ready, STEM-ba…