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Students in SPED Programs Improve EOC Exam Performance

The Performance-Based Monitoring Analysis System (PBMAS) Manual is a comprehensive technical resource designed to explain each year's PBMAS indicators and reports of a districts special populations. The PBMAS is used by the Te...

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Make Education a Priority: Five Questions with... Scott Milder, Public Education Advocate

School priority month Q. As a public education advocate, can you share a little about yourself? A. I believe in and support the Texas Constitution and want the best for the future of Texas. These are the only two qualifications required to be an advocate for public education. Beyond that, I h...

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Being Accountable for Student Benefit

by John Tanner, Test Sense Many years ago, my father—also an educator—and I began a conversation about the purpose of an education. We went the rounds such conversations tend to do: produce citizens, create happy, healthy adults, etc. Those answers were philosophical and aphoristic. The...

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EDITORIAL: A Peek Behind the Curtain of Political Rhetoric on School Choice, School Funding, and Local Property Taxes

By Scott Milder, Founder Friends of Texas Public Schools Couple things you should know related to your public schools, property taxes, and the politics surrounding it. “School choice” sounds reasonable enough but it is nothing more than a happy, feel-good term serving as a cover for t...

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