Archive for July, 2018

School Supply Drives in Central Texas

Please share with families in need or sign up for volunteering options! AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION – Ongoing Austin Partners in Education connects the community to the classroom and supports over 120 schools in AISD schools with programs in tutoring,…

SPED Consolidated Grant Assurances & the Corrective Action Responses

TTA Letter dated July 18, 2018 describes actions required for the SPED Corrective Action Responses. Corrective Action 1.b requires LEAs to submit assurances that “will clearly convey that the LEA’s special education policies, procedures, and programs a…

2017-2018 IDEA-B Supplemental Funds & MOE/Voluntary Reduction

From an email correspondence with the TEA Federal Fiscal Compliance and Reporting on July 19, 2018: The supplemental IDEA-B funds added to the 2017-2018 SPED Consolidated grant would be included in any calculation of the amount an LEA can voluntarily r…

2017-2018 & 2018-2019 SPED Consolidated Grant Accounting Procedures

Directors have asked how the LEA will account for the two SPED Consolidated grants (2017-2018 and 2018-2019) available this year. Patty Golden, ESC13 Financial Consultant, described the way business managers will most likely handle this situation. Fund…

NEW Resource! Parent Guides from TEA

Strong family engagement in early childhood programs is central to promoting children’s healthy, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development; preparing children for school; and supporting academic achievement in elementary school and beyon…

Rural School Districts See 24% Drop in Students Taking Algebra II

San Antonio (June 7, 2018) – The class of 2018 is the first to graduate under the new graduation requirements put in place in 2013 by the Texas legislature. Many advocates raised concerns that lowering graduation requirements could possibly affec…

TED Tips: Revised Texas Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is an online resource. Legislative changes, as well as input from parents, students, and stakeholders will be added as they become available. This online guide will continually be updated. The July 2018 version…

1 Neighborhood. 24 Kindergarten Classes. 40 Languages. (Some Miming Helps.)

Many of us have taught in, or visited a dual-language classroom in Texas where a common L1 (maybe Spanish or Vietnamese) is used in tandem with L2 (English). We have witnessed first language supported  English learning, and particularly in the lower gr…

10 Sheltered Instruction Strategies You Can Use This Fall

Our English Learners benefit from Sheltered Instruction because we embed English language acquisition in our content, right? How do we know which strategies are best suited to each lesson? Are we reaching all of our ELLs? What do we know about the prof…

CCMR Student Listing Posted

The 2018 College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Student Listing is now available in the Texas Education Agency Secure Environment (TEASE) Accountability application. The CCMR Student Listing contains confidential student-level data that will be…

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