Archive for January, 2015

Grants could open private school doors for more kids

Parents may have more school choices if a bill filed by Texas State Senator Donna Campbell clears the Texas Legislature this session.

Grants could open private school doors for more kids

Parents may have more school choices if a bill filed by Texas State Senator Donna Campbell clears the Texas Legislature this session.

Valentine Science Activities

Are you looking for science activities to make February a fun and fabulous month? Try some of these Valentine’s Day Science Investigations! On the Fun-a-Day blog they have a “What do you think will happen?” experiment with candy hearts. It places the conversation hearts in five different substances and the students hypothesis what will happen. Steve Spangler […]

WAIT! Read This Before Purchasing Your Instructional Materials

Context:  Instructional materials adoption, purchase and use is an important and ongoing process. However, far too frequently those who are charged with purchasing instructional materials and content delivery systems for schools mistakenly assume that a digital purchase is an accessible purchase- yielding products that are designed to be useable by all students. Problem!:  Not all […]

Last Chance! You Will Not Want to Miss These Offerings New Week

These offerings have a few seats left for next week: Navigating and Teaching the New Math Standards for Algebra 2, Monday 2/2 from 9-4 Participants will some activities for the new math TEKS for Algebra 2. To register click on this link: https://ecampus.esc13.net/transcript.html?year=all#_=1422553048522&url=/show_class_info.html%3Fclassid%3D31193 Math Leadership Meet Up, Tuesday 2/3 from 1-4 Updates for mathematics leaders […]

Sheltered Instruction Training with John Seidlitz: Feb 9-10

Hurry, seats are filling up fast! Don’t miss out on your chance to join John Seidlitz here at Region 13 for two days of Sheltered Instruction training on February 9th and 10th. Registration will close at the end of next week (February 6th), so please click below for more information and to register for the […]

2015 Online Accommodation Request Form and Request for Paper Administrations for STAAR L, STAAR A, TELPAS reading, and TAKS

Online Accommodation Request Form The Online Accommodation Request Form is available and can be accessed at http://www.txetests.com/acc. Districts may begin submitting accommodation requests for the 2015 calendar year for eligible students needing a type 2 accommodation. Information about accommodations for students with disabilities, submitting online requests, and submission deadlines for all accommodation requests can be […]

Training Available: Requesting an Indirect Cost Rate

TEA has developed two training resources for independent school districts (ISDs) interested in requesting an indirect cost rate for the 2015–2016 school year: TETN presentation, titled “Requesting an Indirect Cost Rate with the Indirect Cost Rate Proposal,” on February 2, 2015, from 9:00–11:00 a.m. For information on how to access this TETN, contact the TETN […]

Texas School Accountability Dashboard Website Goes Live!

Want to see how your campus or district compares amongst its peers?                                 Do you hate having to print and sort through a ton of comparison group reports just to compare index 1 results between different schools??                                                                  Do … Continue reading

Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) Changes, Deadline February 1, 2015

LEAs making either of the following changes must notify TEA by February 1, 2015, in order for the agency to finalize IDEA-B planning amounts for the 2015–2016 school year: * If the LEA is participating in a new special education Shared Services Arrangement (SSA) * If there is a configuration change to any existing Shared Services […]