Archive for August, 2012


We’ve heard you!  You’ve told us that you value the information you receive from Region XIII regarding your role as a campus leader.  You’ve also told us that it is difficult and sometimes impossible to leave campus to join us for networking opportunities!   We have created a new communication tool to assist Campus Leaders […]

“Having Hard Conversations” by Jennifer Abrams

From time to time, we’ll use this space to let you know about books that we’ve found useful as campus leaders. One of our most recent finds is “Having Hard Conversations” by Jennifer Abrams.  Having used “Crucial Conversations” and “Fierce Conversations” and “Difficult Conversations” as well as other books, I was skeptical that I needed […]

Student Success Initiative Online Resources Available

The Texas Education Agency posted a letter on August 29th announcing new online resources for mathematics and reading  that are available to students, parents, and teachers beginning August 24, 2012, and continuing to August 31, 2013. “The new TEA program entitled Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success (Texas SUCCESS) provides access to interactive math […]

2012-2013 InSight Newsletter

The first issue of the InSight for 2012-2013 has been posted at In this issue (#5) you will find articles relating to math, science notebooks, EOC, integration of elementary curriculum, and much more! Please contact Cindy Hamilton ( or Lannon Heflin ( with any questions about the InSight publication.

Texas Virtual School Network

Updates from TxVSN: “School districts and open-enrollment charter schools participating with the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) have the opportunity to apply for TxVSN Virtual Learning Scholarships for Fall 2012 beginning May 14, 2012 through September 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM or; until all fall scholarship seats are allotted, whichever occurs first.” Please see the […]