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Category Archives: Campus Operations

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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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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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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