State Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio) wants the state to give parents to get more information about federally funded tutors. He tried to sell his idea to the House Public Education Committee on Tuesday.
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In the consortium’s first report to the state, in December, asked for no testing. No accountability ratings, either. They’re writing their own standards, in fact, so they’ll write their own tests. They’ll write their own ratings system too, when they get to it. Essentially, these high-performing schools want to secede from Texas’ testing system.
The Lead: The House and Senate were back in action yesterday after adjourning on Jan. 16 for a (very) long holiday weekend. The House [...]
Sen. Tommy Williams said the ongoing school finance lawsuit makes it difficult to even discuss public school funding—let restore any of the funding cut last session. “I wish the school districts would sit down and talk to us,” he said in one wistful moment.
It’s hard to know which is creepier: that Texas is assessing the classroom performance of 4-year-olds in pre-K, or that those assessments are conducted with a secret algorithm by a company named Optimization Zorn.