CSCOPE http://tpr.org en State Board Of Education Hears Public Comment On CSCOPE Lessons http://tpr.org/post/state-board-education-hears-public-comment-cscope-lessons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both sides of the </span>CSCOPE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> argument spent hours testifying before a State Board of Education Committee on the social studies component of the online </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">lesson plans.</span></p><p>Friday's meeting was to provide CSCOPE schools public input before a 170 member review committee begins looking at the online curriculum and makes necessary edits.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:09:55 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18479 at http://tpr.org State Board Of Education Hears Public Comment On CSCOPE Lessons Conservative Websites Release CSCOPE Tests For This School Year http://tpr.org/post/conservative-websites-release-cscope-tests-school-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of conservative activists have posted dozens of tests online connected to the controversial </span>CSCOPE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lesson plans, which will cost the operating group an estimated $1 million to replace them for teachers who are still using them for this year.</span></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:47:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 18309 at http://tpr.org Conservative Websites Release CSCOPE Tests For This School Year Education Commissioner Issues Reminder About CSCOPE Use http://tpr.org/post/education-commissioner-issues-reminder-about-cscope-use <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Education Commissioner </span>Michael Williams<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sent Texas school districts a legal advisory letter reminding them that they must hold public meetings in order to </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">adopt any curriculum provider, including online lesson plan provider CSCOPE.</span></p><p>Williams said his letter is not meant to discourage use of CSCOPE, only to point out the law under SB 1474, which requires a public meeting about a district's choice in curriculum.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:12:22 +0000 Ryan Poppe 17391 at http://tpr.org Education Commissioner Issues Reminder About CSCOPE Use Patrick And Ratliff Finally Face Off In CSCOPE Debate http://tpr.org/post/patrick-and-ratliff-finally-face-cscope-debate <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sparks flew on and off the stage in Tyler, Texas, during the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">debate about online lesson plan provider CSCOPE between State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff and lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick, both Republicans.</span></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:39:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 17318 at http://tpr.org Patrick And Ratliff Finally Face Off In CSCOPE Debate CSCOPE Lives On In Llano Court Case http://tpr.org/post/cscope-lives-llano-court-case <p>On Friday Burnet County Judge Allan Garratt <span style="line-height: 1.5;">ruled that the case brought against </span>Llano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>ISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for its use of the online </span>CSCOPE<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lesson plans had no merit under current state law.</span></p><p>Garratt questioned whether the case against Llano ISD and its superintendent Casey Callahan had any merit because it did not prove injury based on the use of CSCOPE lesson plans.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:10:40 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16899 at http://tpr.org CSCOPE Lives On In Llano Court Case What CSCOPE Ban Means For Teachers And School Districts http://tpr.org/post/what-cscope-ban-means-teachers-and-school-districts <p>On Friday a Burnet County judge will decide if Llano ISD can continue to use the CSCOPE lesson plans for the start of this school year.</p><p>The decision could have an effect on what happens in school districts across the state as educators and districts struggle with how to meet state standards for education without a curriculum framework that was tailored to meet those marks.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:21:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16747 at http://tpr.org What CSCOPE Ban Means For Teachers And School Districts Tea Party Launches Offensive To Impeach Board Of Education Member http://tpr.org/post/tea-party-launches-offensive-impeach-board-education-member <p><a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/Communications/State_Board_of_Education/SBOE_Member_District__9/" target="_blank">State Board of Education member Thomas Ratliff</a>, who is a Republican, has backed the use of online lesson plan provider CSCOPE from the beginning, but the groups making the push to impeach are not using that as their reason to oust him.</p><p>"They allege that because I represent Microsoft as a paid lobbyist at the Texas Legislature that that somehow disqualifies me or gives me a conflict of interest on the State Board of Education," Ratliff said.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:14:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16686 at http://tpr.org Tea Party Launches Offensive To Impeach Board Of Education Member Dewhurst Voices Support In Llano Suit Against Using CSCOPE Lesson Plans http://tpr.org/post/dewhurst-voices-support-llano-suit-against-using-cscope-lesson-plans <p>Burnet County Judge Dan Mills has ordered a temporary restraining order to stop the use of CSCOPE, an online curriculum provider, in Llano ISD until a further ruling.</p><p>Leticia McCasland and Trevor Dupuy, both former Llano ISD School Board candidates who made ending the CSCOPE lesson plans part of their campaigns, filed a lawsuit to end the use of the curriculum provider in Llano ISD.</p><p>Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst praised the judge's order and called a press conference to highlight the temporary dismantling of the controversial online lesson plans.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:26:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16589 at http://tpr.org Dewhurst Voices Support In Llano Suit Against Using CSCOPE Lesson Plans State School Board Member Agrees To CSCOPE Debate With Sen. Dan Patrick http://tpr.org/post/state-school-board-member-agrees-cscope-debate-sen-dan-patrick <p>Texas State School Board Member Thomas Ratliff, who is a Republican, has answered the challenge from Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, agreeing to debate alleged problems with CSCOPE lesson plans.</p><p>CSCOPE is an online curriculum provider developed by the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative that was providing lesson plan resources for 877 school districts in Texas.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:37:17 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16299 at http://tpr.org State School Board Member Agrees To CSCOPE Debate With Sen. Dan Patrick Patrick Requests Perry Add List Of Items To Special Session Agenda http://tpr.org/post/patrick-requests-perry-add-list-items-special-session-agenda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, who has announced his candidacy in the lieutenant governor's race, is calling on Gov. Rick Perry to </span>add his school voucher bill, campus-carry bill and sanctuary city bill to the third special session agenda along with a full audit of CSCOPE.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:15:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 16085 at http://tpr.org Patrick Requests Perry Add List Of Items To Special Session Agenda