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15th Annual School Finance & Legislative Workshop
Featuring guest speakers Rep. Drew Darby, Rep. John Otto, Rep. John Zerwas, Ben Sargent, Editorial Cartoonist, Bruce Lesley, First Focus, Dr. Wayne Pierce & Dr. Ray Freeman, Equity Center, and more...
11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. l January 25, 2015
Austin Convention Center
Equity Center Hosts Layers of Knowledge School Finance Training
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Legislative Staff Training
Nov. 13, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. (Parts 5 & 6)
Nov. 17, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. (Parts 5 & 6)
Nov. 20, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. (Part 7 & Litigation Update)
Nov. 24, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. (Part 7 & Litigation Update)
Dec. 2, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. (Part 8 - I&S)
Dec. 9, 2014 – 10:30 a.m. (Part 8 - I&S)
2014-15 Membership Drive Membership Meeting
Over 660 school districts have renewed their membership for the 2014-15 school year. If you have not sent in your pledge, please do so today. You can fax it is 512.478.6433 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dietz Affirms Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
View August 28, 2014, Summary of Judgment
View August 28, 2014, Findings & Conclusion of Law
PRESS RELEASE: Judge Dietz Declares System Unconstitutional
Notice of Appeals:
Attorney General Files Notice of Appeal
Calhoun County Plaintiffs Notice of Appeal
Plaintiff Intervenor (TREEE) Notice of Appeal
Swelling Districts Find Costly Way to Grow Campuses
Texas Tribune — August 29, 2014
In 1994, the Leander school district had 7,200 students and was growing fast. To handle the hundreds of additional students expected in the coming year, the Central Texas district embarked on a building binge, including the construction of its sixth and seventh elementary schools. Read Full Story.
How to reframe the education reform debate
Education policymakers have successfully frames the language of modern school reform to reflect specific values — “accountability,” for example, means standardized test–based accountability, and “no excuses” means that teachers are to blame if students don’t do well.