Education

In public radio's mythical Lake Wobegon, "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."

The first two conditions are merely unlikely. The third one is a mathematical absurdity. However, a new survey suggests that almost all parents believe it to be true.

In a recent survey of public school parents, 90 percent stated that their children were performing on or above grade level in both math and reading. Parents held fast to this sunny belief no matter their own income, education level, race or ethnicity.

New Education Chief Overhauls Top of Agency

Apr 14, 2016
Photo by Facebook, Mike Morath for Dallas School Board

Three months after his swearing in, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced his picks Thursday for several new deputy commissioner positions he created as part of a sweeping reorganization of the Texas Education Agency. 

Three of the five hires have extensive charter school experience and only two appear to have solid Texas ties — something teacher groups and traditional public schools were quick to point out.

From Texas Standard:

Some of America’s biggest school districts in New York City, Chicago, Miami-Dade County and Houston are hiring more security officers and police than counselors. In Houston, for example, there is only one counselor for every 1,175 students.

Policy and research editor Matt Barnum, from a nonpartisan news website focusing on education issues called The 74,  looked at the data.


Courtesy photo / North East ISD

A 12-year-old Eisenhower Middle School girl is dead after being hit by a car on West Avenue Thursday morning. Just before 7 a.m, Mailani Godin was struck by a Toyota Prius while crossing the street at Larkspur Drive. 

This weekend the San Antonio Independent School District held a job fair aimed at filling critical teaching positions for the fall.  Across Texas districts are reporting a shortage of teachers in specific subject areas.

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