Topic: Surveys

Results of the Safe Schools Act Survey of 2016

Some 1,100 respondents answered our survey on safe schools issues and the Safe Schools Act from late August to early October of 2016. The responses highlighted that much needs to be done to educate school employees about the Safe Schools Act. You can start that process by downloading our Guide for Educators here and sharing it with your co-workers. Here are...

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Homework Assignment No. 1: Your Safe Schools Survey Responses Needed

Are educators at your campus using the Safe Schools Act, and are administrators adhering to the law? Is your campus discipline climate getting better or worse?Are administrators supporting teachers’ efforts to maintain discipline? Is your campus using restorative practices or positive behavior supports to improve student conduct? Texas AFT’s online survey on student discipline will let you report on what...

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Back-to-School Assignment for Teachers: Complete Our Safe Schools Survey

You can help Texas AFT prepare for the next legislative session in January by defining issues of campus safety and discipline that need to be addressed. Complete our new survey and let Texas AFT know what you think in response to questions like these: Are educators at your campus using the Safe Schools Act, and are administrators adhering to the...

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State Board Surveys Texans on Fixes for State Testing and School Ratings

Many educators, parents, and concerned citizens have spoken out against the misuse and overuse of standardized tests and test-based school ratings at a series of nine Community Conversations across the state prompted by State Board of Education chair Donna Bahorich of Houston. Now a lot more of us have a chance to weigh in via an online survey posted by...

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Take the AFT Survey on Working Conditions

Today we depart momentarily from our regular reporting on legislative doings in Austin and Washington, D.C., for an important announcement from the American Federation of Teachers: Education is both a profession and a calling. But just because the work is rewarding doesn’t mean it isn’t challenging too. We know very little about the impact of work on the health and...

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Many Texas School Districts Have Applied for Race to the Top Grants—But Have They Consulted You?

In the second round of the federal Race to the Top grant competition for school districts (RTT-D2 for short), many Texas districts have applied. Below you will find a list of all the Texas districts that submitted applications by the October 3 deadline. Grant awards will be announced by December 31. As we have previously reported, the RTT-D2 grant competition...

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Take the Texas AFT Survey on Safe Schools

Each legislative session, lawmakers introduce bills addressing school safety and student discipline. It is important for them to know which issues you think are the most important to address. • Are Texas schools becoming any safer? • Are discipline problems better or worse each year? • Do you perceive a significant problem with student discipline or student misbehavior? • What...

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