Archive for May, 2015

May is Foster Care Month

  National Foster Care Month is an important time to reflect on students impacted by foster care. Continuing to work in new ways to promote school success, school stability and encourage students in foster care is of the utmost importance. Preparing students to be career and college ready and taking steps to encourage successful transitions […]

Happy 50th, Head Start!

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson launched Project Head Start. In his speech from the Rose Garden of the White House, he referred to Head Start as “one of the most exciting programs that this Nation has ever undertaken.” This project had the goal of providing the most at-risk preschool children and their families […]

Earlier this week, the National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) released the “State of Preschool 2014” report. This report, studying programs for the 2013-2014 school year, focuses on state-funded prekindergarten programs throughout the United States. NIEER has been conducting this research and providing these yearly reports for over a decade. According to information in […]

Texas Legislature – Prekindergarten Bill

Last Thursday, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 4 regarding high-quality prekindergarten provided by Texas Public Schools. Be sure to check out additional information about HB 4 at the links below. It will be interesting to see what happens next! Texas Legislature Online can be searched for various bills of interest. It is also possible […]

Texas’ Graduation Rates Shine in National Comparison

TEA News Releases Online                                                                          April 29, 2014 Texas’ high school graduation rates shine in national comparison AUSTIN – In […]

Guest Post: Digital Leadership Day 2015 by Zach Snow

Below is a guest post from Zach Snow, Instructional Technology Coordinator in Royse City ISD. This post was originally published on Zach Snow’s blog: Digital High Five. Like most people, I learn at a deeper level when I can tie my learning directly to an experience. Today I had the opportunity to learn from, EdCamp […]


As part of a grant from Texas Education Agency, Region 13 is offering no cost professional development in Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) used with students having autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This professional development will be offered through the Autism Circuit and Region 13 is seeking 400 educators across the state of Texas to be a part of this […]