'Our Kids Have Thrived': Rural Peaster ISD Never Required Masks Or Distancing And Most Students Are On Track AcademicallyThe rural school district in Parker County, northwest of Weatherford, never made masks an issue for students or staff this school year. Wear one, or don’t.
North Texas School Districts Reassessing Mask PoliciesIn light of Gov. Greg Abbott lifting Texas’ mask mandate, the Texas Education Agency has updated its public health guidance stating a public school system’s current mask requirements can remain unchanged.
School Districts Can Still Mandate Masks, Texas Education Agency SaysThe TEA said local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy.
Sharpen Your Pencils, Biden Administration Won't Cancel Standardized TestingThe Biden administration has announced that state education departments would have flexibility surrounding standardized testing this year, but would not have broad authority to cancel the examinations.
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.