Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Funding Expanded Virtual Learning In TexasThere is now an option for many independent school districts across Texas to have a virtual learning option. This after Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law expanding funding for online instruction.
Texas House Committee Passes Virtual Learning Bill To Full ChamberDuring the hearing, Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa gave most of the provisions of the bill the thumbs up. "I am in support of Senate Bill 15."
HEB ISD Now Considering Temporary Virtual Class Options For K Through 6th Grade StudentsSchool district officials said since the state legislature has not authorized funding for virtual learning, the anticipated cost for the district would be $49 per student per day.
North Texas Families Discovering Free Alternative To In-Person SchoolThe network is "fully accredited by the TEA" and is available free to students in grades 3 through 12 who "live anywhere in the state."
Texas Senate Committee To Hold Hearing On Virtual Instruction For Students As COVID-19 Cases SurgeAs of now, most school districts across the state are not offering this as an option because they would receive less funding per student from the state.
No Virtual Classes: How School Districts Say They Will Handle Education In QuarantineAs COVID cases rise again, the topic of virtual learning is top on the minds of parents. This year, however, the online schooling option is not available at most schools.
Frisco ISD First In North Texas To Offer Online Learning In Wake Of Rise In COVID-19 CasesThis applies to Early Childhood through sixth grade students who are still ineligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Dallas ISD Forging Ahead With Virtual Learning Option For Fall SemesterOnline learning-- a disaster for most students, but a lifeline for a few. So Dallas ISD school leaders want that few to have that option.
Allen ISD Announces District Won't Offer Virtual Learning For 2021-22 School YearIn a letter sent to parents Tuesday afternoon, Superintendent Robin Bullock shared some preliminary plans.
Frisco ISD Making Plans To Launch Permanent Virtual School Beginning With The 2021-22 School YearThe Frisco Independent School District plans to offer permanent, full-time virtual learning to students starting in the 2021-22 school year.
Schools Across Texas Suspend Online STAAR Testing After Continued Technical DifficultiesSo many school districts across the state experienced technical difficulties while trying to have students access or complete the online STAAR exam that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has advised schools to suspend testing for April 6.
Texas Teachers Are Making Surprise, In-Person Visits To Students Struggling With Online LearningThere are teachers in Texas and across the country that are going the extra mile-- literally -- to try and help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Devices In Hand, No 'Snow Day' For Thousands Of North Texas StudentsDallas and Fort Worth ISDs, the largest school districts in the area, both pivoted to 100% online learning on Thursday.
'Operation Comeback' Sets Out To Help Absent Dallas ISD Students Return To ClassesAs the district tries to zero in on student absentees, it's possible that some DISD families could get a visit from school officials this week.
Sanger ISD Closes High School And Middle School Campuses For 2 Weeks Due To Coronavirus Case SpikeAll other Sanger ISD campuses will remain open, offering face-to-face learning.