Teach the Vote's Week in Review: Oct. 23, 2015
Date Posted: 10/23/2015 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
From elections to TRS, here are the Texas education stories you may have missed this week:
- TEA releases FIRST ratings for districts and charters and reports on implementation of House Bill 5 (2013)
- Early voting is underway for constitutional amendments and a special election in HD 118; candidate profiles now available
here. In other news from TEA, a new evaluation report was shared this week on implementation of a major academic accountability overhaul by the legislature in 2013. House Bill 5 (2013) carried by Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen) made sweeping changes to the state's curriculum and graduation requirements, including creating new endorsement areas for high school students. The new report outlines the extent to which school districts have offered the new endorsements and how schools have communicated information about the graduation requirements to students and their parents. Read more in TEA's press release from Oct. 21.
blog post from earlier this week, and if you live in HD 118, be sure to check out our new profiles of the special election candidates on our Resources page.
this report for Teach the Vote.
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