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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to focus on the protection and care of our most vulnerable and trusting resources – our children.  Child Abuse Prevention Month has been observed each April since its first presidential proclamation in 1983. Since that time, individuals and organizations have joined during April to raise the public’s […]

Twitter: It’s Not Just “What’s For Breakfast?” Anymore

Twitter has changed my life. Seriously. – Part in a series And I’m not the only one. Osama Teaching professionals have found ways to use Twitter to share resources and lend quick support to peers with similar interests. For educators who use this tool to build a network of people whose Twitter messages connect to […]

Clarifying the Rights of Undocumented Students

Recently, our news has been saturated with stories of unaccompanied youth entering the United States. In response, the Texas Homeless Education Office (THEO), the contractor for Region 10’s management of the McKinney-Vento state project,  sent an email  to districts clarifying the state’s current position with regard to serving these students. The email stated: Under Supreme […]

Jessica Hart Interview

INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA HART AND HER MOTHER BETTY HART   When and how long were you in the program? I started the Richardson ISD Transition Program in May 2002-January 2006.  I was in the program for 4 years. What was a typical day in the program like? There was no typical day.  I went to […]

Looking for Summer PD?

North Texas educators will have the chance to fill their summer with many professional development opportunities. Below are links to information about workshops, trainings and conferences that will serve to increase teacher and administrator efficacy. Coppell ISD iDesign: June 18-20, 2014 – TECHnique Week What is iDesign? 3 days focused on design TECHniques for transformative integration […]

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The test that we have all come to know and love has had some ‘work’ done. Nine procedures to be exact. 1. Students must use evidence in their answers 2. Vocabulary will be more practical 3. Math section will cover fewer topics 4. Calculators will be banned from portions of the math section 5. Widely-read […]

New GED Testing Opportunities at Region 10!

  In response to the increasing need for GED testing, Region 10 Education Service Center, in conjunction  with Garland ISD, will be opening a new GED Testing Center at our Spring Valley building. This new state-of-the-art Pearson VUE® computer-based facility will serve the needs of candidates from Region 10. The testing center should be operational […]

iTeacher: Social Media and the Modern Educator

  Where are the real lines drawn in our virtual world? A cursory search of the Internet yields many examples of individuals who have lost their jobs due to social media mistakes. Recently, Forbes.com cited examples of employers (the Philadelphia Eagles, the Atlanta Police Department, a Nebraska Prison, a Harrisburg Pennsylvania emergency room) who had […]

SLJ FREE Online Event, SummerTeen – Hot Books for Young Adults-July 24

It’s back! School Library Journal‘s SummerTeen, an online event featuring the best books for teens under the sun! July 24, 2013 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST This year’s lineup features hot YA authors talking about their cool new books. Panels will cover the latest trends in teen lit including mystery/thriller, historical fantasy, technology, diversity […]