Archive for March, 2015

Year Four EOC…Here We Come!

We are only days away from EOC testing! I am certain everyone is attempting to remind students of the best reading and writing strategies, tackling short answers and reminding students of essay writing tips, etc.  Here’s a last minute reminder of the Big Four reading skills:  making connections, author’s craft, text evidence, and understanding the […]

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


Graduation Gap Between Minority and White Students is Closing

New Grad Rate Data Show Gap Between Minority and White Students Is Closing New data out today show some positive signs in ensuring every student has the opportunity to succeed, no matter their zip code. Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, the graduation rates for American Indian, black, and Hispanic students increased by nearly four percentage points […]

Happening Now! Public Hearing on Early Childhood Education Bills, Texas House of Representatives Education Committee

It’s an exciting day in the Texas Legislature! The Texas House of Representatives just began the hearing for several Public Education Bills on Early Childhood Education. It is a packed House!! Click the link below for the live feed: If the link above does not work, click the link below and look to the […]

Early Childhood Education in the Legislature

When the Texas Legislature is in session there is never a dull moment! Early Childhood Education is a hot topic in the 84th legislative session and several Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten bills have been filed. Next Tuesday, March 10, hearings will be held regarding several of these bills. It is important to be informed regarding what […]

How are we addressing the needs of our ELL students?

Throughout Texas schools, each year, more and more students participate in the Bilingual/ESL programs. As educators, we have become accustomed to this trend. But, just because we are accustomed to the trend, does this mean that we are really meeting the needs of our ELL students in the classrooms? We hear the phrase “best practices” […]