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Teaching Isn't Stressful...

 

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Child Nutrition Resources from No Kid Hungry

Some are written resources (free), and some are pre-recorded webinars you can watch at your convenience. 

https://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/webinars/morning-momentum?mc_cid=7955116506&mc_eid=fca6f402da

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NREA Report shows inequities in Rural Tech Education and Resources

https://www.govtech.com/education/k-12/national-report-quantifies-tech-inequities-faced-by-rural-students

TREA Partners with the Dee Howard International Education Foundation to provide free Aeronautical Resources to Rural Districts

TREA has partnered with the Dee Howard International Education Foundation to provide free STEM presentations and learning resources in the field of Aeronautics.  We encourage you to sign up as a participating school district.  There is no cost to the District for these resources.  Please feel free to distribute as you see fit, as we want our students in small and rural districts to have access to high quality materials in this field.  

https://dhedf.org/rural-stem

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No Kid Hungry/TREA Partnership - Over $550,000 Awarded to Rural Schools!

TREA started a partnership with NKH in 2020, and over the last three years, NKH has awarded $570,000 to rural school districts, many of them TREA Member Districts.  The link below is an overview of last year's cohort.

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REAP Report - from NREA

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Thanks to TREA's NREAC reps Todd Williams and Jerry Stout, as well as TREA Past President, Bill Chapman.  

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NREA Report Released-Great Article!

NREA recently released it's report, "Why Rural Matters", and here are a few graphics and information from that report.

https://www.edweek.org/leadership/the-state-of-rural-schools-in-charts-funding-graduation-rates-performance-and-more/2023/11

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Great job, Superintendent Brandon Enos at Cushing!

Great article in the WSJ recently, great job Brandon and Cushing ISD!

https://www.wsj.com/story/in-texas-rural-school-districts-have-helped-kill-school-choice-bills-c78a0014

Rural School Updates from US Dept. of Ed.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGwHfwHGZnjGXgZCHnjbZTFHjnJ

Why Rural Matters - NREA Affiliate Report

Please check out the newly-released report, Why Rural Matters, an effort taken on by our national affiliate, NREA.  

https://www.nrea.net/why-rural-matters

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No Kid Hungry Partnership with TREA

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGwHpPGSdbVSDGfSLjRTQDqWgCP

Check out the Resources, News, and Updates from our partners at NKH.  They have provided over $250,000 in Food Service Grants to Rural School Districts in the last three years.  Thank you, NKH!

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No Kid Hungry - "After the Bell" resource article

Check out this resource article from our Partners at NKH...

https://bestpractices.nokidhungry.org/resource/breakfast-after-bell-myths

No Kid Hungry & Dairy Max Resources

Check out the Resources from Dairy MAX...

https://nutritionnow.schoolmarketaccess.com/

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Rural Schools Spring Conference

Looking to be an exhibitor at the Spring Conference in Georgetown?  Here's the link!

https://events.esc13.net/ruralschools/exhibitors/

Food Service Grant Opportunity

https://donate.seedmoney.org/

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Vouchers/TREA

https://www.texastribune.org/2023/10/30/private-school-expansion-texas-vouchers/

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Just Keep Livin Foundation-Matthew McConaughy

https://jklivinfoundation.org/

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Greenlights Initiative-Matthew McConaughy

https://www.greenlightsgrantinitiative.org/about-us/

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Accountability Letter

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently announced they are postponing the public release of the most recent A-F Accountability System, which is heavily weighted on the STAAR test results. It’s not clear that, if the in next month, they are going to manipulate the test scores to make schools look bad or worse. The original release that was scheduled for late September, was the “bad”. Bad, in that TEA was intending to take unprecedented measures to manipulate the data so that some districts wind up with a lower accountability rating even if their students scored the same or better on a particular campus. “Worse” could be that TEA has another month to manipulate the data to make even more campuses and districts look like they’re failing when they’re not.

The purpose of an Accountability System should be to give the public and taxpayers a clear picture of how their tax dollars are being spent in terms of student achievement. Their proposed methods are convoluted and will not accurately reflect the results of the state assessments. That’s why you have Districts suing TEA right now, and rightly so. I rate TEA’s A-F Accountability System an F. Also, why can’t the TEA propose an accountability system that isn’t based almost completely on one test? There’s a lot more that goes into student achievement than just a one-time, high stakes test.
So why would the TEA be a party to the crime of ignoring the successes of public school districts? Simple politics. The TEA Commissioner is appointed and allowed to stay in office at the whim of the Governor. The Governor wants to spend public dollars for private schools. The rhetoric, though wrong and harmful to the students of this state, has to be that schools are failing and need another option paid for with public dollars. 

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