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Calculators or Mobile Devices: Which are more secure?

On February 10, TEA issued a Letter Addressed to the Superintendent that stipulated that: Districts will be required to have a sufficient supply of calculators available so that each student has access to a calculator, not only on the day of testing but also for … Continue reading

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Texas SBOE Meet to Discuss Math Standards and Change Adoption and Review Process of Instructional Materials

The Texas State Board of Education approved the new math standards this week.  Karen North testified and influenced the board to add some references to computational thinking and algorithms to the introductions of the K-8 Math standards: (a)(1) By embedding … 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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HB 1054 sent to the Full House of Representatives

The House Public Education Committee voted today to send HB 1054 to the full House for a vote.  An earlier blog post described the details of this bill.  This legislation, authored by Representative Diane Patrick, will require teachers and principals … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 1 Cuts Technology Funding

Senator Ogden, Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee, filed Senate Bill 1 on Monday, January 24th. As House Bill 1, it zeroed out the funding for the Technology Allotment ($270.9 million) and funding for the Texas Virtual School Network ($20.3 … Continue reading

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Technology Graduation Credit

In the last Texas legislative session (81st) HB3 removed the technology credit from the Recommended High School Program (RHSP).  In September, the State Board of Education  (SBOE) met to discuss changing the Minimum High School Program (MHSP) and the Distinguished … Continue reading

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