Archive for December, 2015

Federal Carryover Reports in GFFC Reports and Data Collection

TEA Division of Grants Administration sent this notice on 12/21/2015. TEA has published a report for each individual LEA detailing the amount of federal carryover funds that have been made available to the LEA. The federal carryover amount report is now available through TEAL in the GFFC Reports and Data Collections secure application. To Access […]

Excessive IDEA-B Carryover Defined by TEA as 50% or more

Excess Carryover As Risk Indicator Section 200.205 of Title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires the US Department of Education to evaluate the risks posed by applicants before they can receive Federal awards. As an applicant, TEA must demonstrate a satisfactory record of managing federal grants in order to be eligible to receive […]

Why You Must Experience the Disrupting Poverty Workshop At Least Once In Your Lifetime

Much can be learned from schools that have helped their students’ overcome the powerful and pervasive effects of poverty. Join the discussion based on the award winning, best-selling ASCD book, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, as the authors share insight and lessons learned from recent studies of high-poverty, high-performing schools. Previous participants have said it […]

Rethinking Behavior

How much time are you willing to put in/take/have to change the way you currently deal with behavior?  Rethinking Behavior

TEA Math Updates

The following updates were just posted from TEA: Mathematics Communications Texas Education Agency December 15, 2015 Greetings, Mathematics Bulletin Members. Topics included in the bulletin: Texas SUCCESS – Think Through Math Update SBOE Update – Financial Mathematics SBOE Update – Personal Financial Literacy ESTAR/MSTAR Winter Windows New Resource – Interactive Mathematics Glossary: the iPhone and […]


The SPP 7 online application will open on January 1, 2016 for data entry for the 2015-16 school year.  All LEAs* are required to certify their data.  LEAs that have no students who meet the data collection criteria must still certify that they have no data to report for SPP 7. There can only be one […]

The Six Characteristics of Effective Praise

The acronym to remember for giving the right praise: Effective PRAISE Positive Reinforces High Expectations Appropriate Independence Is Promoted Sincere Effort and Progress Are Noted  The Six Characteristics of Effective Praise  By Barbara R. Blackburn

Attention Teachers With Struggling Readers

Would you like to learn specific strategies to assist your students in reading? We have the workshop for you! The SIM team at Region 13 is offering a reading boot camp for STAAR!  It is specifically designed for struggling readers who failed STAAR and are in a SSI Intervention group. Join us on January 14, […]

Student Success Initiative (Texas SUCCESS) Online Accelerated Instruction Resources

  TEA released information for selected online accelerated instructional resources for math and reading.  School districts can now start preparing for their SSI plans in grades 3-5 and 6-8 in math and reading, as well as Algebra 1, English I and English II. Please view the link below for more information on the chosen online […]

TexasSUCCESS Online Resources

TEA recently announced the selection of the following vendors to provide supplemental computer-based reading and mathematics support for students requiring accelerated instruction: MATH SUPPORT Think Through Math – grades 3-8 and Algebra I READING SUPPORT Istation – grades 3-8 Compass Learning & Istation – grades 6-8 Apex Learning – English I & II For additional information […]

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