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May 3, 2017

"We all have a voice inside us, and this teacher took the time to find it". - You Tube, A Caring Chorus

This amazing two-minute video reflects the beauty and necessity of every teacher. Please take a moment to watch. GREAT TEACHERS TRULY CHANGE LIVES!

Teachers hold a spe...

May 1, 2017

In discussing the rampant use of additional instruction outside the classroom with a former anonymous teacher, she said, “If you pick out any one math class, more than half of the kids have tutors on a regular basis.” Now privately tutoring 25 students, she believes th...

April 30, 2017

In a previous blog, I highlighted the implementation of sensing probes by the Department of Education and the data collection of a student's Social and Emotional Learning(SEL). SEL is currently being piloted in two school districts in Texas, Austin ISD and El Paso ISD....

April 27, 2017

It is my firm belief the developing minds of young students should be fed with basic knowledge enhanced by the works of literary masters. Just as children must first crawl before they can walk, the identical process occurs in academic learning. By initially developing...

April 20, 2017

Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

I believe we must respect the basic right of all human beings to learn in person and in relationship to one another; central to this process is a live teacher who is present and active in all asp...

April 16, 2017

In 2011 HPISD joined the Texas High Performance Consortium and in the following year HPISD introduced "Learner for the Future". Two outcomes have transpired as a result of its implementation.  

1) HPISD has lost local control of its curriculum.

2) As more families s...

April 15, 2017

Why is HPISD Experimenting with Project Based Learning?

HPISD began experimenting with Project/Problem Based Learning (PBL) two years ago and recently added the course selection titled Project Based Learning Seminar II. HPISD prides itself on being "innovative" yet inno...

April 15, 2017

Over a year ago, I attended an event where Tammy Morgan, an assistant superintendent from Pilot Point, TX presented a document that had been sent directly to PPISD from the United States Department of Education. She highlighted the use of technological devices as...

April 15, 2017

What is TAG Senate Bill 2145?

A proposed bill seeking to REPEAL the gifted and talented student allotment

The voices of parents and voters are needed on this urgent issue! A hearing on Senate Bill 2145 will be held on Tuesday, April 18th so please contact your senator* w...

April 14, 2017

The fact my younger children were no longer learning how to read and write in cursive was a red flag for me. With this requirement now obsolete, many parents are now reaching out to me with equal concerns. My 7th grader was recently writing a note to a friend who atten...

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