Monthly Archives: April 2013

Not So Simple Economics…or Maybe It Is!!!

According to Teacher Retirement System (TRS) there were 1,003,655 active public school or higher education employees and 331,747 TRS Retirees that receive benefits. With a 2012 statewide population, the means that 5.06% of all the people in the “Great State … Continue reading

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“Good” Schools Seminar: Gleanings from a Class

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STAAR writing test a big step backward

Melissa has accurately described the contradiction that testing has become in the State of Texas. STAAR writing test a big step backward.

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Framing the School Technology Dream

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I Almost Got a Pay Raise This Year- The Follow-up

After publishing “I Almost Got a Raise This Year” it received lots attention. It got me to thinking “what would a direct compairison between salary raises and insurance rate changes look like”. So I put the numbers in to a … Continue reading

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I Almost Got a Pay Raise This Year!!!

Beginning September 1, 2002 employees in school districts with fewer than 500 employees were eligible to participate in the new state wide health insurance program. The program would be operated through Teacher Retirement System (TRS). The state established a monthly … Continue reading

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Age 62 Required to Retire????

In most industries across the United States when a person has completed 30 years of service then they are entitle to “FULL” retirement benefits. Not a educator in the State of Texas if current proposals pass. Currently there are bills … Continue reading

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Principals as Instructional Leaders: Rhetoric and Reality (Part 2)

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Day in the Life of a Principal (Part 1)

As a principal, this is about how most days go. If a big incident occurs, then you just lost half your day so you can conduct an investigation.

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