Texas Schools Won't Receive A-F Ratings During 2020-21 School Year Due To COVID-19 DisruptionsThe STAAR test will still be administered this school year "in order to provide critically important information about individual student learning..."
'Life And Death Are At Stake Here': Dallas ISD Teachers Union Calling For Return To 100% Virtual Learning“Social distancing is a joke on many of our campuses,” said Rena Honea, President of Alliance AFT, the DISD teachers’ union.
Dallas ISD Says In-Person And Virtual Learning Will Remain Options During 'Current COVID-19 Environment'"We remain committed to following the recommended safety protocols, including social distancing, wearing masks, hand washing, and sanitizing classrooms and facilities," the school district said.
Free Online Math Study Tools Help Students Combat 'COVID Slide'Education experts are worried about a possible 'COVID slide,' where students may be losing ground academically, due to learning virtually.
Birdville ISD Joins Other North Texas Districts In Reporting By School How Many Students, Teachers Are COVID+Birdville ISD is going a step beyond some North Texas districts by telling parents how many students and teachers have COVID-19 in their schools.
Largest North Texas School Districts Won't Notify All Parents Of Positive Coronavirus CaseClose contact is defined by the schools as anyone who came within six feet of the infected person for more than 15 minutes.
Texas Leaders Reaffirm School Boards Make Decisions On Reopening Plans, Not Local Health AuthoritiesLeaders in Texas are making it clear that local school boards, not health authorities, will be making decisions on reopening plans for the fall as the 2020-2021 year approaches.
Fort Worth ISD Holds Emergency Board Meeting To Discuss School ReopeningBoard members with the Fort Worth ISD met Thursday morning to hammer out how the school year will begin, after recent comments from Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Education Agency changing its guidelines on funding.
North Texas School Districts Prepare To Educate Online Due To Coronavirus Case Surge: 'We Won't Move To In-Person Schooling Until It's Safe'The Texas Education Agency gave public schools permission to conduct lessons online and keep campuses closed for the first four weeks of the school year.
Texas Education Agency Allowing Schools To Begin Virtually For First 4 WeeksSchools in Texas will be allowed to begin the 2020-2021 school year virtually for at least the first four weeks, the Texas Education Agency announced Friday.
Reports: Texas Education Agency Will Not Take State Funding From Schools That Offer All-Virtual ClassesThe Texas Education Agency will reportedly allow public health officials to keep schools closed for in-person instruction this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic without the campuses risking losing state funding.
North Texas School District Leaders React To Texas Education Agency Back-To-School GuidelinesSeveral North Texas school districts already planning for flexible options, in line with new guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
Texas Education Agency Issues Guidelines For Reopening Schools During Coronavirus PandemicThe TEA said parents and teachers should expect to see some campuses close for brief periods during the upcoming school year, due to COVID-19 infections.
Texas Education Commissioner Says Public Schools Will Reopen In The FallThe commissioner of the Texas Education Agency is predicting that Texas schools will be safe for students to return to in the fall, this despite the recent spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
Texas Education Official Says Schools Will Reopen In The Fall, Some Flexibility OfferedTexas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said Thursday public schools will be open in the fall for on-campus learning but there will be flexibility for parents who want to keep their children at home.