Category Archives: Legislature

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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TEA Releases Legislative Briefing Book on 83rd Legislative Actions

  The Texas Education Agency recently released the Legislative Briefing Book of the 83rd Texas Legislature. This resource is designed to provide school districts with information about the impact of the more than 100 education-related laws that were passed during the legislature. Below … Continue reading

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Changes Made to the TxVSN in the 83rd Legislature

Some changes are in store for virtual learning in the state of Texas if Governor Perry signs HB 1926. This bill recently was passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature. It makes some significant changes to the Texas Virtual School Network … Continue reading

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HB 1926 Takes Another Step Forward

Late Wednesday night, the Senate passed their version of HB 1926 which makes changes to the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). The Senate sponsor for HB 1926 is Senator Hegar.  In an earlier post I listed some of the provisions in … Continue reading

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HCR 104 – Resolution Supporting the Use of Technology in Schools

Update: (May 14th at 12:04 p.m. Central)  HCR 104 was heard in the Senate Ed. Committee and they recommended it to be placed on the local and consent calendar of the Senate.   Representative Angie Chen Button’s HCR 104 is … Continue reading

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Seliger’s Amendment on HB 5 Has Positive Impact on the IMA

Senator Kel Seliger offered an amendment to HB 5 in the Texas Senate on May 6th that would have a positive effect on a school district’s use of the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA). School districts will not receive their 2013-2014 … Continue reading

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HB 1926: Virtual Bill on the Move

Several bills that would make changes to virtual or online education in Texas have been making their way through the legislative process.  HB 1926 by Representative Ken King, passed the House on third reading on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Below … Continue reading

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