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The Reboot: School Operations in an Unpredictable World

The Reboot: School Operations in an Unpredictable World

Best-selling author and renowned education consultant Sean Cain wowed us all last Monday during his webinar The Reboot: School Operations in an Unpredictable World. Sean’s presentation was part of the bonus content for Education Law for Principals, and it was...

TEA Issues New Guidance on Summer Programs

TEA Issues New Guidance on Summer Programs

This week, the Texas Education Agency released new guidance for school districts that will impact the way districts handle summer programs. In collaboration with the Governor’s Strike Force and the Texas Department of Emergency Management, Personal Protective...

School Closures and Coping

School Closures and Coping

Governor Abbott has officially closed all schools in Texas till at least April 3rd.  Many people expect closures to be extended beyond that, whether it’s from state-wide mandate or the decisions of local districts. Texas school districts are doing an incredible job of...

Dreadlocks and Dress Codes

Dreadlocks and Dress Codes

Last Thursday DeAndre Arnold appeared on the Ellen show and was gifted a $20,000 dollar scholarship from Ellen and Alicia Keys. On Friday he was publicly invited to the Oscars as a guest of Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade during “CBS This Morning”. DeAndre’s recent...

TEA’s Do Not Hire Registry Has Launched

TEA’s Do Not Hire Registry Has Launched

Although TEA likely hopes to prevent the hiring of teachers who are investigated for offenses far more serious than simply being a “bad” teacher, the new Do Not Hire registry brings to mind the notorious Lemon Dance. Marginally effective teachers can shuffle from...

RtI Misconceptions by Dr. Quentin Woods

RtI Misconceptions by Dr. Quentin Woods

The following is a guest blog post from Dr. Quentin Woods of Dr. Q Consulting, an educational consulting firm specializing in innovative thought, systems thinking and conceptual inquiry. In this post. Dr. Woods writes about the common misunderstandings that exist...

SB 11: All You Need to Know

SB 11: All You Need to Know

Thanks to our friends at the Texas Association for School Boards for this informative brief summarizing all you need to know about SB 11, the recent bill addressing school safety in the wake of recent school shootings. Some features of the bill are the allocation of...