December 5, 2012


December 5th, 2012

National News Houston Chronicle Head of education defers using STAAR in students’ grades   Texas high school students are getting a reprieve for a second consecutive year on a requirement that would have made the state's new and more difficult standardized tests count toward 15% of their final grades in key courses. Education Commissioner...


November 1, 2012

News, Policy and Practice

November 1st, 2012

Local News The News Journal Class Notes: Six new principals accepted by Delaware Leadership Project The Delaware Leadership Project accepted six new aspiring principals in the second wave of the program. Recruitment for the third group begins Nov. 1. The project is a full-time, 14-month training program for aspiring school leaders. It is part of...


October 16, 2012

Early Childhood Education, News, Policy and Practice

October 16th, 2012

Local News The News Journal Initiatives put state on right education track An op-ed by State Sen. Liane Sorenson and State Rep. Melanie George Smith Great outcomes start with a strong foundation in the form of robust early learning programs. With Election Day quickly approaching, we encourage voters to learn where candidates stand on the issues...


September 5, 2012

News, Policy and Practice

September 5th, 2012

Local News The News Journal State representative and educator signs on as headmaster at Odyssey Charter The Odyssey Charter School, known for its curriculum focused on math and Greek language, has announced the appointment of a new headmaster, Nick Manolakos. Manolakos has worked in public education for 34 years, most recently as academic dean for...