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Early voting starts today for many communities with school board races; get involved and vote
And here’s a good reason why: El Paso Times reports on School Board member found to have lied about her credentials. (And the candidate makes a video insulting teachers.)
This charter scandal results in justice for bilked parents; Charter threatens to call the police if parents are late; and a look at new funding proposed for English learners
One of the more infamous charter school scandals in Houston results in parents getting a piece of the settlement won from the imprisoned founders of the school. And, how would you react if your school sent you a letter saying it would call the police if you were late for pick-up? Finally, a detailed look at funding for English learners.
Amidst backlash on discipline, charter starts an alternate placement setting; poll shows support for pub ed funding
The argument from charter-school leaders on why they can’t accept some students with discipline histories gets thinner. And massive support for public education funding and higher educator pay revealed in new poll.
Retiree pension bill upcoming; another bill would help custodian workload; more pay needed for all staff; and Teacher of the Year pushes back against STAAR
A bill that would significantly improve the TRS fund and provide a “13th check” for retirees is expected to be heard this week at the Capitol. News on bills and coverage of support staff issues. And a top-notch teacher pens an op-ed critical of the STAAR test.