TxEd in the Media Top Stories (March 25, 2019)

The week in Texas Education News

San Antonio ISD schoolsSan Antonio handing over 18 schools to management groups; and celebrate the Power of Pre-K!
San Antonio ISD plows ahead with questionable “partnerships” with groups to manage a huge number of its schools–giving the public less than three days to read 1,200 pages of documents for the deal. In better news, we rallied around the benefits of pre-K at the Capitol today.


Support Staff Pay Raises?Better wages needed for support staff; the big news in the HB 3; and making schools safer
We finally see some coverage of how our support team in schools is suffering from low wages, and what the prospects are for a pay raise. We also take one more look at what led to taking out pay for test scores in the House school funding bill. Plus, a disturbing look at lead in school water, and money is ponied up for school safety.

TxEd in the Media takes a look at the top stories in Texas education news with analysis and commentary from Texas AFT Communications Director Rob D’Amico, with highlights sent to your email every Monday.  You can read all the TxEd in the Media columns and comment on them here. You can follow Rob D’Amico on Twitter @damicoaustin and Texas AFT @TexasAFT.

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