More than 20,000 residents have been rescued over the past few days and more than 10,000 are in shelters, mostly in the Baton Rouge area.Unfortunately, most of the affected families did not have flood insurance because their homes were not considered to be in high-risk areas that would have required the insurance.
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August 17, 2016and heard from TEA Commissioner Mike Morath in response to an interim charge relating to the examination of current school board governance policies and practices and proposed recommendations that could improve the focus, attitudes, and outcomes of Texas school boards, districts, and students.
The committee was asked to existing board training requirements for public schools and make suggestions to education school board trustees of policies that could achieve better student outcomes, particularly within the framework set for low-performing schools in House Bill 1842 (HB1842)(84R).
August 17, 2016Being part of the NEA family means coming together in good times and in bad.
Right now, it is the worst of times for students, families, and our members in Louisiana.
The southern part of the state is undergoing historic flooding.
At least six people have died and thousands have been forced from their homes.
The Commissioners comments focused on the number of low performing schools and campuses that seem to move in and out of an “Improvement Required” (IR) rating due to a lack of continued resources to support the campuses needing improvement.
The Commissioner stated the 104 campuses currently designated as IR would be considered D and F campuses under the new A-F campus rating system, but the commissioner has yet to set the cut points for those campus grades.
The Committee also considered interim charges related to monitoring the implementation of legislation intended to build a high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program and legislation to raise standards of teacher preparation programs and establish a more consistent, high-quality accountability system.