There is a lot going on in your life as a parent and a lot going on in the Greater Houston Education Village. To assist you in staying informed we bring you a weekly list of links for the top education stories and events.
Cy-Fair ISD Plans for Recaptured Funding
If all goes well, Cypress Fairbanks ISD will use recovered money from the current Texas Legislative session to increase teachers’ salaries among other items. See what their priority items include.
Legislators Closer in Agreement on Education
“Budget leaders in the [Texas] House and Senate have been engaged in discussions for weeks on how to address last session’s $5.4 billion in cuts to education and to also put money toward water infrastructure projects. Various lawmakers and groups have floated proposals for tapping the state’s Rainy Day Fund, projected to have $11.8 billion by the end of the next biennium, to address these and other issues.”
Diplomas At Risk
For many students with learning disabilities earning a high school diploma remains a dream. To view the statistics by states, and to learn which states are currently below average in graduating students with regular diplomas, review this article.
“Dual Language in Early Education”
Recent studies now indicate “dual-language learners develop language skills differently than their monolingual, English-speaking peers. Young dual-language learners, who are using two separate language systems, will take longer to reach proficiency in both languages than their peers learning only one…” and for that reason, dual language instruction is better received in early education.
“Compare College TX”
The Texas Higher Education Board recently announced a new online tool which allows families convenient assess to comparison data which will aide in their decisions regarding Texas’ public higher education. This tool will present typical tuition and course information as well as graduation rates. More importantly, historical post graduation earnings and employment statistics will be readily available.
Nepotism in Charter Schools Slated to End
Many charter schools in Texas have been plagued with the staffing of questionably qualified family members. This practice is scheduled to change with new legislation which requires public charter education facilities to abide by rules that currently apply to other public education systems across the State.