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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ESCs Exposed-Part 2: No Accountability

Texas Education Service Centers (ESCs) were established to provide service to school districts in different regions of Texas. Schools in rural areas have different needs than do schools in cities.Thus, 20 ESCs were established to provide specific services to met … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Strikes Again

Written by Donna Garner [10.7.14 — I wonder when reporters such as Terrence Stutz are going to try to investigate exactly why Texas’ public school students have lost ground on the SAT.  Could it be (duh?)  that leading up 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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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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CSCOPE Was Never Needed

There are so many things about public education that I wonder about:  1. Why are veteran teachers leaving as soon as possible? CSCOPE promotes the idea that veteran teachers are trouble makers. Let’s all hope so, because these are the … Continue reading

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FREE TEKS-based Professional Development

TEA and the 20 ESCs created professional development to give Texas Teachers a scope for every K-12 TEKS in every subject.  This material was funded by a grant worth $31,900,000. Why isn’t this material posted on the TEA website? How … Continue reading

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CSCOPE Teaches Shari’a Law

Why did your school purchase CSCOPE? One pat answer from superintendents is that CSCOPE helps teachers understand the TEKS What Are The TEKS? Texas Standards, called the TEKS, provide a guide that teachers used to cover concepts and events considered … Continue reading

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anne poplin books

CSCOPE executive director condemns the Use of Text Books Following, in red type, are comments from Anne Poplin, CSCOPE TESCCC director and executive director of Texas Education Service Center, Region 9 reported by Ann Work Timesrecordnews.com. Poplin is explaining why … Continue reading

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5th Science TEKS and Specificities

These 5th grade Science TEKS are on the TEA website. They are free and much more comprehensive than are the specificities sold by CSCOPE. TEA’s website has TEKS and specificites that provide information helpful to teachers.  CSCOPE directors are duping … Continue reading

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