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The Frank R. Kemerer Award Recipient: Elisa Murillo

The Frank R. Kemerer Award Recipient: Elisa Murillo

TASSP and ED311 are proud to present this year’s Frank R. Kemerer award to Elisa Murillo of Highlands High School in San Antonio. The Frank R. Kemerer award recognizes an outstanding high school social studies teacher in Texas, and it is named for Dr. Frank Kemerer, a...

Districts Can Now Apply for COVID Relief Funds

Districts Can Now Apply for COVID Relief Funds

The Texas Education has announced that districts and open-enrollment charter schools (school systems) in Texas may apply to receive their allocation of the $11.2 billion appropriated to the State of Texas for public education purposes under the American Rescue Plan...

Dallas ISD and a New Discipline Policy

Dallas ISD and a New Discipline Policy

Texas’ second largest school district is on track to also become one of our most progressive in terms of disciplinary action.  Dallas ISD is moving towards rewriting its school discipline code to end discretionary suspensions for minor things like disruption and...

Compensatory Services Strategies in Three Steps

Compensatory Services Strategies in Three Steps

Parents, extended school year, and legal knowledge are key From our partner organization PresenceLearning The impact of school closures upon students may well be an issue for years to come. The Biden administration has approved a new round of support in the American...

Mike Morath’s STAAR Announcements Are Disappointing

Mike Morath’s STAAR Announcements Are Disappointing

Mike Morath announced that students learning remotely will not have to take the STAAR this school year.  This is to accommodate families who are concerned by the health implications of sending their children to campus to participate in the test.  Because the STAAR...

Give Them What They Need

Give Them What They Need

Virtual learning is rough, but some help is on the way from federal dollars through the CARES Act and Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites.  Granted, the CARES Act funds will help all 1200 plus Texas school districts by reimbursing money already spent on laptops, tablets,...