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Important Information for Candidates for Texes Principal Certification

Starting September 1, 2018 candidates who will be testing should visit the PEARSON website at: www.tx.nesinc.com.  All program policies and procedures, as well as the registration system and online reporting tool, will be available at this site—starting September 1, 2018. Beginning September 1, 2018, all attempts of the same examination, no matter when they occurred, will…
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TEA Corrective Action for Failed IDEA and FAPE Oversight

Talking Points with Dr. Vance Cortez-Rucker On July 18, 2018, the April 23rd Corrective Action Response statements were sent out via email to all concerned citizens.  I was one of those recipients of the information.  The following information is important due to the corrective action by TEA.   Present principal certification candidates will be responsible for…
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TEA Update: Principal Certification Redesign

Given the evolving role of the principal as an instructional leader and the needs of Texas schools and communities, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) adopted new principal standards in 2016. Informed by the expertise of practicing principals, principal preparation program faculty, and other educators and aligned with the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support…
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