Texas Education Agency Moving Forward With STAAR Testing This Spring, With ExceptionsWith students back in school after winter break, much attention turns to standardized tests, like the STAAR exam, which typically take place at the end of the school year.
State Estimates Texas Students Have Lost More Than 3 Months Of Learning During COVID-19 PandemicThe Texas Education Agency shared results Thursday, Jan. 14, of optional beginning-of-year (BOY) assessments of students knowledge and skills.
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..."
Many Texas Teachers Earning $5K More This School YearThe pay raises are part of a $1.1 billion annual investment in additional compensation that started last year for Texas teachers, counselors, librarians and school nurses.
'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.
Texas Leaders Announce Rapid COVID-19 Testing Pilot Program For School SystemsTexas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state agencies have announced a pilot program that provides rapid COVID-19 testing for school systems.
Three Questions Texas Parents Should Ask Their Children's TeachersAs North Texas parents tackle this unique school year of virtual and hybrid learning, local education experts say there are some key questions they need to be asking their children's teachers.
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.
Less Than Half A Percent Of Students Back In Texas Public Schools Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusOut of an estimated 1.1 million students who have returned to campus, 2,344 have tested positive for the virus.
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.
DeSoto ISD Superintendent D'Andre Weaver Resigns During Emergency School Board MeetingWeaver's decision came two weeks after the Texas Education Agency released a report detailing misspending at DeSoto ISD by the former administration.
Delaying Decision On STAAR Test Could Cost Texas Tens Of MillionsWhile school districts are still figuring out how to operate this fall there is a debate brewing about standardized testing in the spring.
'I'm Afraid They Are Going To End Up Failing': Many Texas Students Head To Class Online Without Reliable Internet ConnectionAt 42%, Dallas has the worst connection rate among the ten largest cities in the country.
Adjustments Made After Too Many Rockwall ISD Families Choose In-Person Learning For Their KidsThe families of 68% of Rockwall ISD students have chosen to have them go back to the classroom. That's too many to meet social distancing guidelines.