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...
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...
The Four-Day School Week

The Four-Day School Week

Jasper ISD just announced that they will move to a four-day school week starting next school year.  A district-wide Educational Improvement Committee, comprised of teachers and parents, is responsible for this change.  They also sought input from the community at...
New Standards for Teacher Certification

New Standards for Teacher Certification

The Texas Board for Educator Certification voted on February 11th to adopt new teacher certification standards.  This new assessment is not a one-time exam like the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities test but a multi-step process known as edTPA: Educative...