Topic: Texas Education Agency

TEA Grant to School of Social Work Will Take Innovative Discipline Program Statewide

Feb. 10, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas  School and district administrators across Texas will be offered training in Restorative Discipline, an alternative to "zero tolerance" methods, through a grant from the Texas Education Agency to the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue (IRJRD) at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

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Conflicts and In-School Suspensions Drop Sharply at Middle School During Second Year of "Restorative Discipline" Initiative

Nov. 18, 2014

Truancy, bullying and other conflicts among students are down, and in-school suspensions have declined 75 percent at a San Antonio middle school two years after University of Texas at Austin researchers helped implement "restorative discipline" as an alternative to "zero tolerance" in dealing with these issues, according to second-year findings involving a three-year initiative.

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Study Shows Jim Crow-Era Segregation Persists in Texas Schools

Aug. 13, 2013

A first-of-its-kind study from researchers in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin shows that, in addition to being isolated by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status, English language learners in Texas schools also are separated by language, suffering what has been term

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Education Leaders to Discuss How Public Schools Can Do More With Less

Jan. 9, 2013

The College of Education's Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI) and the Austin-based Institute for Productivity in Education (IPE) will host the forum "Improving Productivity in Public Education" on Jan. 16. The forum, now in its third year, provides an opportunity for national education leaders to convene and share the latest efficiency-in-education data, research and ideas.

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LBJ School of Public Affairs to Generate First Texas Statewide Measure of Teacher Effectiveness

March 31, 2011

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has contracted with The University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs to develop a comprehensive metric that measures a teacher's effect on student achievement under the direction of the school's Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ).

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