Archive for February, 2015

Texas’ High School Graduation Rate: Exceeds National Average

  Feb. 20, 2015 Texas’ high school graduation rate for Class of 2013 again exceeds national average AUSTIN – According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, the Texas Class of 2013 high school graduation rate was 88 percent, outpacing the national rate of 81 percent. […]

Great things going on in Region XII! District Dyslexia Awareness Night at Lorena ISD

There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes.” This was the focus for our District Dyslexia Awareness night. We wanted our parents and teachers to gain a better understanding of the challenges our students with dyslexia face in the classroom on a daily basis through a dyslexia simulation in which teachers and parents experienced […]

Roles Flipped: Students Lead Parent Teacher Conferences

By: Robin Scott, Principal, Stafford Middle School   Stafford Middle School has used the student-led conference model since its opening year as part of our focus on developing the whole child.  We strive to have students assume responsibility for their academic performance and encourage them to actively describe what has caused their success (or lack […]

What Have WE Learned About the 30 Million Word GAP?

  I think it is very important for parents and educators to stay informed regarding learning research.  So, in my quiet time this morning, I came across an interview with one of the premier researchers regarding the correlation between language development and reading success.  What Dr. Miller has to report is critical information especially for parents and teachers […]

Region 10 Math Consultants are Here for You! 

 Resources and Assistance with Implementing the New Math TEKS This year has been particularly challenging for K-8 mathematics teachers.  The new math TEKS were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2012 after weeks of teacher committee meetings and public review.  The Adopted 2012 Mathematics Standards (their official name) are being implemented in two […]

Avoiding the Fog

Today I was reading a paper written by Bill Dagget, Ed.D entitled, Finding Clarity Amid the Fog of External Demands; How Rapidly Improving Schools and Districts are Taking Control and Putting Students First.  In this article he profiles several issues that all schools and school staff face as more mandates and external pressures are placed […]