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The Living Entity We Call School

Many of my student candidates for the Texas Principal Certification still approach the living organism we call the public school as multiple layers of individual goals and objectives. This is far from the case. To accurately prepare the student candidate for the Texes 068 or the 268 the student must understand how all of these…
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$2.212 Billion for Texas Schools

The latest memo from the SBOE informs us that because of strong investment returns, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to increase the funding provided for school operations, instructional materials and technology to $2.212 billion in the 2020-2021 biennium, an increase of $172 million over its preliminary spending rate decision. This figure includes $55…
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Texas Principal’s Latest Legal Review

As one of your professors, I felt inclined to discuss with you a present issue that will be more and more in the limelight and thus in Texas School Law and our courts----LGBTQ youth.  It is vital that you understand that you must follow the policy of your district when you respond to any issue. …
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Upping the Stress: TEA Shifting to More Authority and Power

In the latest bid to improve weak districts, charter schools or campuses the TEA has offered a new proposal. The latest proposal will allow the commissioner of education to increase the intensity of interventions and sections. The latest proposed ruling remarks: “If a school district, open-enrollment charter school, or campus thereof does not exhibit improvement…
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