Category Archives: Curriculum

Texas SBOE Requires Schools to Offer Two Computer Science Courses

Update on 7/26/2015: Since the blog post was written, TEA has updated the Education Code to reflect this change. You can find it: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074a.html   It’s found under: 74.3 (b) I Update on 4/17/14: Changed the title to reflect that high schools … Continue reading

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Educators Speak Out On Computer Science Policy

The recent actions by the Texas Legislature and the State Board of Education has stimulated discussions among the Texas education community on how best to provide more opportunities for Texas students to take computer science and other technology related courses. In … Continue reading

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Computer Science Course Options for the STEM Endorsement

The Texas State Board of Education finalized the rules that will be used to implement much of HB 5. HB 5 eliminated the Minimum High School Graduation Plan and replaced it with the Foundation Graduation Plan. A student may also … Continue reading

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SBOE Seeks Input on New Graduation Plans

The State Board of Education is seeking input from educators and community members as it begins to restructure graduation requirements to address recent changes in state law. House Bill 5, passed by the Texas Legislature this spring, made substantial changes … Continue reading

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TCEA’s Testimony on HB 5 in Senate Education Committee

On April 16th, TCEA provided oral and written testimony at the Texas Senate Education Committee on HB 5. The oral testimony starts around 1:00 on the video.  Below are the written comments submitted to the Texas Senate Education Committee on … Continue reading

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Proposed SBOE Rule Change Could Negatively Impact Computer Science Education in Texas

If the new State Board of Education (SBOE) proposed rule change to Chapter 74, Subchapter A*, is approved in January, districts will be required to offer four of the nineteen Technology Applications courses but not required to teach any technology … Continue reading

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K-12 Databases New Pricing Structure

Susanna Garza, the Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Media for ESC 20, released information regarding the K-12 Databases on August 2.  The K-12 Databases are online resources that have been provided for Texas school schools at no cost to the … Continue reading

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