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School District COVID Reporting

School District COVID Reporting

Many school districts across Texas have been providing in-person learning for some weeks now, but here in the state’s capital, students only began going back to campus this past week.  The city is watching warily to see how this impacts the local COVID-19 numbers. A...

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...