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TEA Principal Survey
TEA has distributed a survey that campus principals across the state are required to complete. The survey will collect data regarding the performance of first-year teachers and the effectiveness of educator preparation programs in preparing first-year teachers to succeed in the classroom. The survey collection began on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. All surveys must be submitted by Monday, June 15, 2015. Questions regarding principal survey can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATED: Guidance for Implementation of NCLB Highly Qualified (HQ) Teacher Requirements
The Texas Education Agency has updated the NCLB HQ guidance document (also referred to as a Q&A) effective September 5, 2014. A link to updated document is now posted on TEA's HQ web page (found under General Information).
TASB Sample Letter on Substitute Eligibility for TRS-ActiveCare
TASB HR Services has posted a sample letter on substitute eligibility for TRS-ActiveCare insurance. This sample letter can be used by districts to notify substitutes of their eligibility to enroll in TRS-ActiveCare. If you have questions, call TASB HR Services at 800-580-7782 or e-mail email@example.com.
REMINDER: NCLB Highly Qualified Teachers – 6th Grade Teachers
The change to 6th grade for HQ purposes does NOT take away the EC-6 and the 4-8 Generalist tests as ways to be HQ for 6th grade. It only adds routes to HQ, such as a 4-8 subject exam, a college major or college coursework, etc. The 6th grade is covered with both the EC-6 and 4-8 generalist tests. Read the TEA letter here.
HR Job Postings
TASPA members are eligible to post HR related job vacancies on the TASPA Career Center. For information, contact Annabel Peña.
TASPA is an affiliate of the
American Association of School Personnel Administrators.