Archive for February, 2017

Updated Commissioner’s Rule: Dispute Resolution

A rule action addressing Dispute Resolution has been filed with the Texas Register.  The adopted revisions add a rule regarding a court’s award of attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), 20 U.S.C. §1400, et seq.; clarify the circumstances under which a party may request and the procedural rules that apply to an expedited […]

Next Week: Building Fraction Fluency – Register Now!

Join us for one of our most popular and powerful workshops! Next Thursday, Feb. 23, Mary Headley will be presenting “Building Fraction Fluency.” This training is appropriate for math teachers, interventionists, instructional coaches, bilingual/ELL, and SPED teachers who work with students in grades 2-5. Click to Register Workshop Description: Eliminate Fracnophobia in your classroom! In […]

We’ve Joined Twitter @R13EarlyChild

Region 13 Early Childhood team is now on Twitter! Follow us @R13EarlyChild  

STAAR Science: Let’s Get the Review On!

Region 13 is getting ready for STAAR Science! We have several upcoming STAAR Review PDs: Middle School STAAR Science: Comprehensive STAAR Review (SP1735773) on 2/23/2017 Register here to attend.   Two opportunities to attend Grade 5— STAAR-Ready Science: Just In Time PD for Grade 5 STAAR Review (SP1734645) on 3/7/2017 Register here to attend. STAAR-Ready Science: […]

Beat the Heat 2017: Registration is Open!

Beat the Heat 2017 June 21 & 22 Beat the Heat 2017 is coming! Register for this exceptional learning opportunity designed for educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant disabilities. Wednesday ♦ June 21, 2017 ♦ 9 am – 4 pm This first day of Beat the Heat is devoted to full […]

Give Way to Voice

Everyone has a voice. How are we listening to the voices that matter most in the work that we do? I was deeply moved by an article I read recently. It told of the thousands of letters written on a daily basis by people in our country. These letters were written by everyday, ordinary people […]

2017 Performance Index Targets

The commissioner of education’s final decisions regarding the 2017 state academic accountability system are now available online with targets for each of the four performance indexes:                       View the entire … Continue reading

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Items 7 and 8

At last! We’ve reached the end of the SPP Indicator 13 checklist, and thus ends our blog series. Now might be a good time to check in with your district/charter school to determine who will: Complete the 2016-17 audits for SPP Indicator 13 Enter data in TEASE (application opens April 1, 2017) Certify the data […]

SPP Indicator 13 Checklist: Item 6

Welcome to the next installment of the 8 items on the SPP Indicator 13 checklist. So far we’ve covered: Items 1 and 2 (Postsecondary Goals) Item 3 (Transition Assessments) Item 4 (Transition Services) Item 5 (Course of Study) Today’s focus will be on Checklist Item #6: Annual Goals Video reviewing Item #6 (closed captioned) Measurable […]

Need to Know: Behavioral Concerns for Students with Disabilities

On August 4th, 2016 The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), issued a Dear Colleague letter outlining and emphasizing the need for positive behavioral supports in schools for students with disabilities. A chief point of the letter was outlining the very real hindrances children with disabilities have when facing disciplinary action at school. […]

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