Preparing to Order Instructional Materials for 2017-2018

The EMAT system will be open for ordering instructional materials for school year 2017-2018 on May 1, 2017. Districts and charters are required to certify annually to the State Board of Education and the commissioner that, for each subject in the required curriculum other than physical education, students have access to instructional materials that cover […]

Texas Virtual Schools Network (TXVSN) Grants to Rural Schools

TEA is preparing to award Texas Virtual Schools Network grant funding to rural schools who are experiencing a staffing shortage and are unable to assign a teacher to a course or courses needed for students to meet graduation requirements are experiencing scheduling difficulties and are unable to meet the individual needs of students by scheduling them […]

Spring & Summer PD for Librarians

Don’t miss these Library PD opportunities coming up at Region 13 this spring and summer! TexQuest Mini Conference June 19 – FREE The TexQuest Mini Conference is designed to help K-12 educators get to know the TexQuest resources and learn about best practice for implementation in your district, school, and/or classroom. The Mini Conference is free […]

LEA Preparation for 2015-2016 Preliminary IDEA-B MOE Compliance Reviews

TEA issued a TTAA letter dated March 13, 2017. The letter alerts LEAs to the anticipated release date of 2015-2016 IDEA-B preliminary maintenance of effort compliance reviews and provides a timeline for LEA response to preliminary reviews. Preliminary reviews will be released in early April in GFFC Reports and Data Collections. LEAs have five business […]

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!”

Register prior to March 31st and save $25.00! Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Elementary Extravaganza. “All Systems are Go” for June 6, 2017! Join us for this special one day conference dedicated to elementary teachers PK – grade 5. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of one hour sessions […]

SPP 7 Application Open

The TEA has corrected the technical issue with the SPP 7 TEASE application. The application is now open. For additional information on SPP 7, visit TEA’s SPP 7 General Information page. If you have questions or experience trouble submitting data, please contact Lori Merrell at lori.merrell@esc13.txed.net.  

Elementary Extravaganza – “All Systems Go!”

  Register prior to March 31st and save $25.00! Mark your calendar for the 4th annual Elementary Extravaganza. “All Systems are Go” for June 6, 2017! Join us for this special one day conference dedicated to elementary teachers PK – grade 5. You will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of one hour […]

Dyscalculia & Learning Disabilities in Math with Dr. Chris Woodin

Registration is now open for our distinguished speaker, Dr. Chris Woodin. Register early and receive a 10 % discount on this amazing opportunity! Region 13 is very excited to have Dr. Chris Woodin join us on May 12th.  Dr. Woodin works at the Landmark School in Massachusetts http://www.landmarkschool.org/ and is an expert on dyscalculia and […]

Correction: Updated MOE IDEA Calculation Tools March 2017

TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017. The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests  last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, […]

Updated MOE IDEA Calculation Tools March 2017

TEA posted new IDEA MOE Calculation Tools on March 8, 2017. The tools are basically the same except for a formula added to give some LEAs credit for allowable exceptions in intervening years. This change impacts about 91 LEAs statewide who failed Per-Capita tests  last year; submitted the Exception Workbook; and received approval for exceptions/adjustment submitted, […]