Archive for June, 2016

2016-2017 Residential and Nonpublic Day School Application Process

The TEA is in the process of finalizing the 2016-2017 school year Residential and Non-public Day School application process. Beginning this year all residential and nonpublic day school applications will be submitted via an online application housed in TEASE. Additional information will be provided soon. As of now, the target online application launch date is […]

ESL Academy Trainer of Trainers (TOT)

The ESL Academy has been revamped! The updated ESL Academy is more conducive to studying for the TExES 154 supplemental exam, as it integrates Checks for Understanding to allow participants time to digest information, and also contains sample test questions within the content to help identify the key information critical for the test taker.  The […]

Deadline approaching: CIP/DIP submission for State Comp Ed

School districts and charter schools with an annual state compensatory allotment of $500,000 or greater must submit district and campus improvement plans to TEA on or before the date that falls 150 days after the final PEIMS midyear resubmission date. Expenditures of state compensatory education funds must: 1) support the intent and purpose of the program, […]

Elementary Science PD…A Day for each Grade Level!

A Day of Elementary Science… Just for Your Grade-Level! Are you new to teaching elementary science, or new to a grade level? Do you want a refresher of science content or some new TEKS-aligned activities for your grade? Join us for a busy day that will have you prepared for a year of science instruction! Each […]

July Bilingual/ESL Training Opportunities!

Summer is here! If you are looking for opportunities to enhance your knowledge of Bilingual/ESL programs or instruction to meet the needs of ELLs, look no further than Region 13’s Bilingual/ESL team! Following the 4th of July break (we are closed July 4-8), join us for these great sessions: ESL TEXES SUPPLEMENTAL July 16, 2016 […]

What’s “Special” About Graduation: PEIMS Codes

Decisions about graduation for students with disabilities are made by the ARD committee, based on the options and requirements outlined in TAC §89.1070. But what should schools consider when documenting the results of those decisions? How should data about student achievement and specially designed instruction be submitted to TEA? PEIMS Codes The code tables most […]

Charter School Policies

The Policy Procedures for all of the charter schools in the public side of the legal framework has been restored. Charter schools may download the policies that had been uploaded prior to March 1, 2016. The legal framework programmers will restore the state back to what was posted as of today (June 24, 2016) on August […]

Fostering Literacy in the Early Childhood Classroom

Summertime is often when teachers take time to reflect what went well and what challenges they overcame.  Some teachers even make goals for the upcoming school year. For me, summertime was a combination of those things.  My summers included times to reflect, rejuvenate and to also celebrate.  I am no longer a teacher; however, in […]

High Yield Strategies

I am such a fan of the work of Dr. Jim Knight. Yesterday, I saw a video clip of Dr. Knight discussing the topic of high yield strategies. I’ve seen this clip multiple times as a participant and trainer of Advancing Educational Leadership. I have read about this topic in his books: Unmistakable Impact: A […]


The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights has released the results of a national survey on key data highlights on equity and opportunity gaps in schools nationwide.  The 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) is a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States. The CRDC measures student access […]

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