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Texas Council of Women School Executives Annual Networking Session

The Texas Council of Women School Executives is hosting its annual networking session featuring guest speaker, Leslie Milder, Co-founder of Friends of Texas Public Schools. Women school executives from Region 10 and Region 11 should come prepared to exchange great ideas and to share best practices;...

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WHITEKER: Farewell to public education system

by Mary Ann Whitaker, Hudson ISD Superintendent I must acknowledge and give credit to those legislators that have stayed the course in their journey to dismantle public education. They have promoted a perception that schools are failing — therefore, privatizing education via vouchers, tax cre...

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New A-F rating system earns an F from Friends of Texas Public Schools

John Tanner, a member of the Friends of Texas Public Schools board of directors and executive director of Test Sense, recently wrote a thoroughly researched paper titled “The A-F Accountability Mistake”, published by the Texas Association of School Administrators. In this paper, Tanner s...

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Texas ISD’s Outperform Their Charter School Counterparts on State Ratings.

7.41% of ISDs statewide and 18.23% of charter schools received an “Improvement Required” rating for 2013-14. The Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses. The ratings reve...

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