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Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) 2016 Prospective Educator Scholarship Application

Scholarship information for graduating seniors that have an interest in pursuing education as a career path: The University of Texas at Austin-Chapter 12, of Phi Delta Kappa, awards one $500 scholarship each year; however, our top two screened applications are also forwarded to our International Phi Delta Kappa office for consideration for an additional $500 award.  Completed application […]

15_05 Emergency and Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC §89.1070

The Texas Education Agency posted an update to the Commissioner’s Rules on May 22, 2015: “The emergency and proposed amendment reflect changes made to the state’s assessment graduation requirements by Senate Bill (SB) 149, 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2015, that took immediate effect for the 2014-2015 school year.” “The proposed amendment to 19 TAC […]

FAQ Posted: Senate Bill 149: Individual Graduation Committees

The Texas Education Agency has posted an FAQ related to Senate Bill 149 on the State Graduation Page website. http://tea.texas.gov/graduation.aspx The ESC Region 13 web site with assistance for Senate Bill 149 is located at http://www4.esc13.net/cc/senate-bill-149/. ESC Region 13 Contact: Rich Elsasser, Deputy Executive Director 512-919-5306 rich.elsasser@esc13.txed.net    

Assessment Graduation Requirements as Amended by Senate Bill (SB) 149

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter to the Administrator Addressed on May 11th regarding changes in graduation requirements based on the signing of Senate Bill 149.   “There are immediate and significant changes to the state’s assessment graduation requirements, first effective with this year’s graduating 12th grade class. Emergency commissioner rules to amend the assessment […]

Senate Bill 149: Advance Preparation

Keep your eye on Senate Bill 149, it could become effective immediately and impact graduation this spring! “… alternative methods for satisfying certain public high school graduation requirements, including the use of individual graduation committees.” “… shall establish an individual graduation committee at the end of or after the student’s 11th grade year to determine […]

Grit, is it the missing piece?

I attended a session at TASA yesterday presented by educators from Pearland ISD regarding an implementation of a movement in their district to teach and support grit. Their focus is to assist students in using a growth mindset to focus on long term goals and sustain efforts toward those goals. To see more about this […]

Foundation Graduation Plan and Teacher Certification Requirements – New Resource

ESC Region 13 has put together a new resource for the House Bill 5 Graduation Plan. This resource combines information found on the Texas Education Agency website related to course offerings and certification requirements for teachers of these courses. Additionally, we have added a column for resources so that districts can share information related to […]

2015-2016 Innovative Course Applications

The Texas Education Agency posted information regarding the Innovative Course applications for 2015-16 at http://tea.texas.gov/About_TEA/News_and_Multimedia/Correspondence/TAA_Letters/2015-2016_Innovative_Course_Applications/.   Highlights:  Each innovative course must be academically rigorous and address documented student needs. Innovative courses must be approved by either the State Board of Education (SBOE) or the commissioner of education before a district may award state credit toward graduation. […]

Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center (OCCRRC)

The Texas Education Agency posted a “To the Administrator Addressed” letter on Friday regarding a New Free Resource: “The Texas Education Agency is excited to announce a new suite of college and career readiness tools available to districts and campuses. The Online College and Career Readiness Resource Center is a comprehensive tool for college and career […]

TEA offers graduation toolkit to students, parents, school counselors

On August 11th the Texas Education Agency posted a News Release regarding a new graduation toolkit information to assist students, parents, and school counselors with communication regarding the new foundation graduation program and endorsements. http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=25769815126 “The graduation toolkit provides a summary of the state’s new graduation plan and descriptions of the five potential endorsements that […]

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