Here’s an interesting article from The Atlantic about the benefits of a great teacher vs. small class size.
Read it here.
December 2, 2013
USA Today published an article this morning on school safety, noting that statistics show that despite two decades of high-profile shootings, school increasingly has become a safe place.
Read the whole article.
November 18, 2013
The Texas Education Agency announced today that 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results showed the average mathematics scores for 8th graders and 4th graders in Texas public schools were higher than the national average.
See the TEA release here.
November 7, 2013
Earlier this month, the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association published a report about the good health of the Texas Economic Stabilization Fund, also known as the Rainy Day Fund.
See the press release here.
See a related news article here.
October 30, 2013
The October issue of Texas Education Today includes an article on SBOE direction to TEA staff pertaining to rules related to the new Foundation High School Program. Find the article here.
October 11, 2013
This week TEA announced that Texas has a conditional waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, providing Texas public schools additional flexibility.
October 2, 2013
Yesterday The Atlantic published an interesting article about the role of homework in the educational process. See the article here.
September 20, 2013
Two books about American public education are in the news this week:
- Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, by Diane Ravich is described here.
- Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education, by Larry Cuban is described here.
September 17, 2013
The Texas Education Agency posted the final 2013 School Financial Integrity Rating Systen if Texas (FIRST) ratings. See the ratings here.
September 13, 2013
The Texas Tribune has posted a collection of data for those seeking information about Texas public schools. See it here.
September 9, 2013