Category Archives: Texas Education

Bill Filed In Austin Could Help Texas Student Athletes

A bipartisan bill was filed in the Texas Legislature on Thursday that would allow Texas NCAA Student Athletes to earn compensation and benefit, if they choose, from their own names, images, and likenesses. State Senator Judith the Zaffirini introduced Senate Bill 660 and while State Rep. Jeff Leach filed the companion House Bill for that chamber on Thursday. Should the

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Analysis: Abbott’s State of the State revealed just how out of touch he really is—and Texas Democrats were not much better

Texas Governor Greg Abbott de;inverted his State of the State address on Monday evening from a small business in Central Texas. He used the thirty odd minute speech to lay out priorities and emergency items that he demanded were priorities for this legislative session. He used his time to promote special interest groups like law enforcement unions, and he catered

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What to expect from opening day of the Texas Lege

As lawmakers at the Texas capitol prepare to get to work on Tuesday they will do so with about a billion less dollars on hand for the biennial budget than they did last time around and that has some people on edge.  State Comptroller Glenn Heger announced hid Bieenial Budget Estimate on Monday which shows that lawmakers will have around

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State says that Texas students will have to take the STARR test but districts and campuses will be exempted from the A-F grading system

Matt Pierce Briscoe State education officials announced on Thursday that Texas schools and districts will not be graded by the state this school year, but students are still going to have to take STAAR tests. The Texas Education Agency announced the decision Thursday afternoon, indicating that, in their view, testing data is necessary to show leaders just how the coronavirus

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Staff at Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center now face financial difficulties amid trying to keep residents and themselves safe

Staff at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center have gone through a lot this year amid the coronavirus pandemic and a breakout of the virus that crippled the facility during the summer. Now, several of those staff members are facing financial hardships after having their vehicles vandalized while on duty.  Staff members say that over the past few weeks

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Abbott and TEA announce changes and flexibility

As the new school year draws nearer and parents and educators continue to grapple with how to handle the return to school issue, the Texas Education Agency eased their position on in-person instruction mandates as schools work to manage the coronavirus pandemic. TEA issued new rules Friday that give local school districts added control and flexibility over the decision making

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Private Schools Face Uncertain Future In Light Of Public Health Orders And Nueces County May Now Be Involved In the Fight

On Thursday afternoon public health officials in Nueces County took action that would require public and charter schools within the boundaries of Nueces to hold no in-person classes until at least September 8, 2020 in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The order is not unique to Nueces County. The order mimicked similar decrees in El Paso and Laredo which

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Texas education officials announce a return to school plan for the upcoming school year and here is what you can do to let your voice be heard

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) dropped their official guidance for the return to on-campus education starting this fall. Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath made the announcement via conference call Tuesday to educators and officials from around the state. At best, the guidance was generic and left many with more questions than answers. Morath said schools will have to offer on-campus

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Protecting The Vulnerable: The Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center Faces Scrutiny Over Potential Mishandling Of COVID-19

Matt Pierce Briscoe The first case of coronavirus at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center (CCSSLC) was reported back on June 24, 2020. From there, the situation spiraled out of control amid what current and recently departed staff members report as a severely mismanaged crisis. In an email sent out to staff members n June 24, Director Melissa Gongaware

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Educators, school districts, parents and teachers find themselves left with more questions than answers as a new school year draws closer

Matt Pierce Briscoe The Texas Education Agency has almost every parents, student, educator and school district in their own predicament as they have still yet to announce official guidance for the upcoming school year. While the agency and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath have sent some messages to school officials around the state, the message that he is sending is

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