Legislative Updates on CSHB 742

Notes from TASB (Texas Association of School Boards, tasb.org) House Pub Ed Passes Two Bills, https://t.e2ma.net/message/p4i7k/dvvd7c After hearing 20 bills over 14 hours on Tuesday, the House Public Education Committee voted out the following two bills: CSHB 742 (Huberty) would eliminate writing and social studies [8th grade] from the required assessment instruments. The bill would delete United States history from …

Help us kill HB 742

Below are the names of the people on the House Ed Committee. Please call TODAY and let them know not to send this HB 742 to committee because the social studies STAAR/EOC assessment would be eliminated. We have been advised that calling and flooding offices with this message is the best way to prevent this bill from going forward.   …

ESEA Re-authorization

As you may be aware, ESEA Re-authorization is moving forward and we are asking the social studies community to “practice what we teach” by reaching out to their Senators.  PLEASE help us spread the word – now is the time for us to act! Reach out to your Senators today! Senator Alexander has invited comments by February 2 on his ESEA Re-authorization …

Fake Social Media= Fun History

Students’ eyes are used to looking at scrolling home pages filled with updates from friends and sponsors.  Why not use that to our advantage?  Hstry.co is a classroom social media site.  You as a teacher join, for free.  (It is in beta testing so this may at some point change…but enjoy it while you can.) Then you create a class.  …

Welcome to Galveston

Galveston

We are looking forward to a powerful weekend of learning and community building.  Not only do we have some amazing presenters, but TCSS is trying several things that are new to our conference schedule. Friday come to the Exhibit Hall and take part in the “unconference.”  Stop by early in the morning and share the topics that you are interested …