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TEA Offers Resources on Redesigned STAAR Exam

TEA Offers Resources on Redesigned STAAR Exam

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) is going to be redesigned, starting with the spring 2023 administration. Ahead of this, the Texas Education Agency has released new and updated resources on its website for educators. The resources include...

Phones in the Classroom (Part I)

Phones in the Classroom (Part I)

In an effort to combat distractions, thwart cyberbullying, and promote cyber safety amongst students, Thorndale ISD will now require that all middle and high school students lock up their phones in special, secure bags while at school. Thorndale ISD is outside of...

A New Dress Code in North Texas

A New Dress Code in North Texas

Dress codes are always a hot topic, and they can be very contentious.  A new dress code issued by Forney ISD is the latest to make headlines.  The North Texas district is now banning all items with a hoodie and all dresses (including skirts and skorts) for students...

Innovation & Flexibility in Hutto ISD

Innovation & Flexibility in Hutto ISD

Hutto ISD in Central Texas will begin offering a new virtual program for its secondary students.  Starting next school year, some students in grades 6 – 12 will be able to learn from home instead of in the classroom. River Horse Academy began as a way for some...

The 2022 Frank R. Kemerer Award

The 2022 Frank R. Kemerer Award

TASSP and ED311 are proud to present this year’s Frank R. Kemerer award to Chandler Davis of West Oso High School in Corpus Christi. The Frank R. Kemerer award recognizes an outstanding high school social studies teacher, and it is named for Dr. Frank Kemerer, a...

Student’s Free Speech Suit Is Allowed to Proceed

Student’s Free Speech Suit Is Allowed to Proceed

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower trial court’s dismissal of a Virginia student’s free speech lawsuit. Jonathan Starbuck sued the Williamsburg James City County School Board (“the Board”) asserting that it violated his constitutional rights when it...

Dallas ISD Implements New Safety Tool

Dallas ISD Implements New Safety Tool

Dallas ISD has adopted a new safety cell phone app for students to report threats to their campus. The app is the “Say Something Anonymous Reporting System” which allows users to submit secure, anonymous safety concerns to help someone who may hurt themselves or...