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One of the most effective ways to influence public education policy is with an in-person visit with your lawmaker. Your legislators want to hear from the school board members like you. Your experience and your position as a locally elected official make you an invaluable r...
If you’re considering running for your local school board, there are a lot of things to think about. You don’t need a background in local government, public education, or public policy to run for the school board. Your children don’t have to attend a school in the distric...
By Lindsay Oncken Internal audit: Two words that tend to elicit dread in even the most honest person, conjuring images of invasive bureaucrats spending months looking over a school district’s shoulder for cases of fraud and corruption. Internal audits may uncover a di...
The Texas Legislature meets every other year for 140 days. With such a brief time to formulate the state budget, new laws, and changes to existing laws, legislators have little time to waste while mapping the future of our state. This brief primer on the Texas legislative...
Teaching is hard. It’s a constant learning curve. It’s rewarding, frustrating, exciting, and challenging depending on the day and even the moment. Dedicated and passionate teachers can create a rich learning experience for students and unlock their potential to perform the...
The Aledo ISD made a sort of sweep of Texas public education awards. First, superintendent Dr. Susan Bohn was named Region 11 Superintendent of the Year and was a finalist for the statewide Superintendent of the Year award. Then the Aledo ISD board of trustees took the top...
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