Tag: Texas Education Agency

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Feds, State Demand Texas Education Agency Fix Special Education

The U.S. Department of Education determined that a decline in special education services offered to Texas school children resulted from policies instituted by the Texas Education Agency. These policies prevented eligible students from having access to valuable educational programs.

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Texas Rejects Flawed Mexican American Studies Textbook

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) rejected the adoption of a textbook submitted for a Mexican American Studies (MAS) high school elective because of editorial flaws and factual errors identified by an expert panel of reviewers.

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Student Testifies Against Texas Teacher in Alleged Sex Misconduct Case

A Texas teacher about to stand trial on two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 17 stunned jurors by reportedly admitting to the charges before the trial began this week. He decided to let the court decide his fate. His alleged victim, a teenage girl, testified against him.

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Two Texas School Employees Accused of Sex Misconduct amid Crackdown

As the State inches closer to implementing a crackdown law to curb teachers from crossing the line sexually or romantically with students, authorities charged two more Texas education professionals on counts of alleged inappropriate relationships with minors.

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Texas Ed Officials Hope STAAR Upgrades Will Prevent Test Glitches

Annual standardized testing begins in Texas this week and state education officials feel confident that the millions of dollars spent on system improvements and upgrades will prevent the many problems experienced last year when administering the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness also known as the STAAR.

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Homeschoolers Question Texas ‘School Choice’ Bill

While President Donald Trump champions “school choice” on a national level and Governor Greg Abbott pledges to sign such a bill into law should one make it to his desk, some Texas homeschoolers question one piece of proposed school choice policy before the Legislature, Senate Bill 3.

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Lawmakers Tackle Texas Teacher Sex Misconduct ‘Plague’

Texas lawmakers met Thursday to begin tackling a troubling epidemic–teacher-student sexual misconduct. They discussed proposed legislation that will crack down on the rampant problem ravaging classrooms across the state.