Dear Ms. Davis: I have represented public school districts in Texas as an attorney for over 30 years, and during that time have gotten to know many school board members, superintendents, principals and teachers. I am dismayed at the direction our state is taking under Republican leadership and am hopeful that your campaign represents a […]
How ’bout that debate between State Board of Education Vice Chairman Thomas Ratliff and Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston? Now that was free speech at its best. Patrick, in particular, took advantage of his constitutional rights. After all, the Constitution protects the right of politicians to say things that are just flat wrong, and Patrick is […]
During an at times raucous debate, state Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, and State Board of Education Vice Chairman Thomas Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant, continued the now months-long argument over the hotly contested curriculum management system known as CSCOPE. The scheduled debate was hosted by The University of Texas at Tyler on Aug 24. Described as “un-American, […]
Five public school administrators from across Texas were selected as state finalists for the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). The 2013 finalists and nominating education service centers (ESCs) are James Ponce, McAllen ISD, ESC 1; Keith Brown, Bay City ISD, ESC 3; Guy Sconzo, Humble ISD, […]
Check out our blog, Texas School Buzz, to read about developments within Texas education service centers. Mason Moses, public information officer of the Texas System of Education Service Centers, explains what ESCs were doing this summer as Texas schoolchildren enjoyed their summer vacation.