Category Archives: SBOE

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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SBOE SUGGESTS UP TO $790M DISTRIBUTION FOR TEXTBOOKS

The following article is published with permission from the Quorum Report UPDATE: As of April 26th, districts have spent $22,374,371 of the IMA on technology related purchases (items in which districts would have funded with their Technology Allotment).-Jennifer Bergland The State … 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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TA-TEKS Get an Upgrade

The Technology Applications TEKS were approved at the April and July meeting of the State Board of Education (SBOE). They were inserted into Chapter 126 of the Texas Administrative Code this week. The revision process began in the spring of 2010 … Continue reading

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SBOE Gives Approval for the Final Six Tech. Apps. Courses

A group of Texas teachers, administrators, college professors, and experts have been reviewing and revising the Technology Application TEKS since last summer.  The TA TEKS for grades K-8 and thirteen high school courses were approved by the State Board of … Continue reading

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