ESC’s Exposed-Part 4: Teacher Training

Texas education is at an all time low. Why? The Texas Education Agency (TEA) thinks first-year teachers may not be receiving effective professional development. Q1. How will TEA determine if first-year teachers are receiving proper training? A1 TEA knows that the … Continue reading

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Texas ESCs Exposed-Part 1

Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs) Some of the present and past employees of the Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs) want the public, the  Texas legislatures, the Lt. Governor, the Attorney General as well as the Governor to know the truth about … Continue reading

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What is needed to stop this?

Traditional VS. Discovery Learning Sadly traditional learning is being described by some as students sitting in chairs bolted to the floor with a teacher much like the one in the clip-art from dreamstime.com. On the flip-side is 21st Century Progressive … Continue reading

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CSCOPE 5th grade Science YAG

This chart is the yearly schedule for each of the 5th grade science TEKS for the 5th grade science STAAR TEST. The grouping of these TEKS has not changed since the grouping was made in 2010. Teachers were given permission … Continue reading

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Where is the Money:Transition-3

The ESCs misuse grant money This power point slide sums up the arrogance of the 20 ESCs. These 20 education agencies have been allowed to do what ever they want to for so long that they gave no thought to … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Science TEKS Transition-1

The ESCs Notifying Administrators About New Science TEKS for 2010-2011 Region 8, prepared a training power point to alert administrators in CSCOPE schools about upcoming changes in CSCOPE. The ESCs were preparing special science materials because there were to be … Continue reading

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TEKS Transition Training

    In 2009, the 81st Texas Legislature, through the Rider 42 grant, appropriated nearly $152 million for the SSI (Student Success Initiative) with a particular emphasis on professional development for middle school and high school teachers. TEA provided the … Continue reading

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Thomas Ratliff: State Board of Education

The following is a volley of comments between Thomas Ratliff,  the Vice-Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, and concerned Texas Citizens. These comments followed an article about CSCOPE in the Texas Tribune. I have added comments in red … Continue reading

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Teachers Instructed to Save CSCOPE Lessons

The CSCOPE ESC directors announced that they will gut the CSCOPE curriculum by removing every CSCOPE lesson K-12. YEA! Was this done because these Education Service Center directors decided that the CSCOPE lessons are not of a quality that they … Continue reading

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ESCs Hide FREE Materials

In 2009-2010, the ESCs who own TESCCC received about $50 million to develop and present teacher training for science and ELAR TEKS. The first training sessions were offered in the summer of 2010. This was important because teachers would be … Continue reading

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