The top education news of the week: Retiree pension bill is slated for vote; Custodians deserve fair work rules, and the teacher of the year urges educators to mobilize against STAAR

Retiree pension bill upcoming; Another call for support staff raises; and the Teacher of the Year pushes back against STAAR​
Texas state House sticks to plan for increased state contribution to TRS pensions and significant “13th check,” but Senate needs to approve the plan. And, Teacher of the Year tells his peers to mobilize against the STAAR test.

​We know a ‘halt’ on STAAR is exciting, but first, revealing news on charters
News on bills to halt the STAAR test; Charter schools face a slew of bills to level the playing field, provide transparency for finances and good governance.