Sunday, November 15, 2015

Texas teachers take on tougher challenges as the number of economically disadvantaged students continues to grow

The Classroom Teacher, spring 2014
The number of Texas public school students living in poverty has exploded in the new millennium. It increased 47 percent — well more than twice as much as the state’s overall child population — from 2000 to 2011, according to the 2013 Texas Kids Count report by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.
Today, 60 percent, or more than 3 million, Texas public school students are identified as economically disadvantaged. On average, Texas public school teachers have more students who face the challenges of childhood poverty than students who don’t.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

 Proposal to Cap Testing at 2%:
Is this too little too late or finally some common sense?

Effecting Organizational Change

Heartland Educators

Heartland Educators was founded on the belief that educators are agents of change who works to transform our society through the development of lifelong learners!

Education is one of the most rewarding professions. The education profession offers something more precious than financial gain; we invest our time and effort in shaping the future of our society. Educators are humanitarians committed to serving the needs of all, while working to create a future that is better than the current realities of our lives.