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The Lewis Connection Learning Center’s mission is to provide customized programs for youth and you
The Lewis Connection Learning Center is conceptualized from a bi-monthly Saturday program with community outings and social activities emphasized on developing social skills and cultivating friendships amongst young adults with intellectual disabilities. On July 30, 2014, after countless Saturdays engaging in the community, The Lewis Connection Learning Center doors will open full time by a small
group of 4 volunteers and 10 clients with a very basic idea in mind: young adults with intellectual disabilities are deserving of highest quality programming available to enable them to become valued, respected, contributing members of society. From the beginning, The Lewis Connection Learning Center will focus on providing young adults with a variety of options to obtain the skills necessary for a successful transition into independent adult life. The program's beginnings as a social skill based program will naturally evolved into a full time daily educational program encompassing not only basic life skills, but functional academics, social and emotional skills, and training focused on entry into professional or community-based employment.
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Blacked out, but you see Me! Silence is what got us here!
Learn how to make your very own pinhole camera to safely see a solar eclipse in action!
News from the Grants Administration Division
Grant Funds Available
The 2016-2017 Title VI, Part B Rural and Low-Income School Program grant is now available to eligible applicants. The application for this grant is available through eGrants.
The list of eligible applicants and the entitlement amounts for this program are now available on the Grants Administration Division Federal Entitlements page.
For Further Information
For program information, please contact the Standards and Support Services Division at (512) 463-9414.
For funding information, please visit the TEA Grant Opportunities page.
If you have any other questions, please submit a request through the TEA Help Desk.
I am asking if everyone could put this as their status for 1 hour. I'm pretty sure I know the ones that will. Think of someone you know or love who has Epilepsy . My hope is that in 2016 a cure will be found.
Will you post it for 1 hour?
To honor those who have fought or are fighting Epilepsy..
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Math Competition Results are in!!! See how we scored.
National Honorable Mention | NLMC Fall 2015
Announcement: 7th grade tutoring is full to to capacity. We will announce any changes to this option.
Thank you to all the parents who have constantly supported our services. Growth is a great thing! Because of your support....we can grow!
2016 Presents Great Expectations! We will keep you posted on our new location.
Teachers do it all!!!!
Pencils down. Children should soon find themselves suffering through a lot less mind-numbing standardized tests.
TEA Curriculum Division Employment Opportunities
The following job opportunities are currently available in the Texas Education Agency’s Curriculum Division:
Program Specialist V – Early Childhood Education Specialist
Posting scheduled to close October 23, 2015, at 5:00 pm Central Time.
Program Specialist VI – Title III and Migrant Education Coordinator
Posting scheduled to close October 30, 2015, at 5:00 pm Central Time.
Additional information regarding the positions and access to the application are available athttp://agency.governmentjobs.com/tea/default.cfm.
Please feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think may be qualified for and interested in these positions.
Information Regarding Employment at the Texas Education Agency
Some teachers experience discrimination from administrators who don't want them to be successful. There are a plethora if reasons why goodnteacher leave the classroom. Better opportunity for growth and better pay.
This is very important! When officers encounter someone with a disability who may not respond the way they would like, they need to be sensitive to their human rights under ADA. Way to go Minnesota!
A Minnesota police officer and father of three is making it his mission to train and educate fellow law enforcement on how to handle people with ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder. Rob Zink is a vetera
Give high school students the edge to succeed with online courses from Region 4 ESC Texas Virtual School!
COURSES OFFERED: American Sign Language (ASL), AP Latin (A), AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP US Government, Chinese I & II (A), Latin I, II, & III (A)
-Expanded course offerings for college or career planning
-Self-paced learning and individualized instruction
-Accessible anywhere with an Internet connection
All courses are taught by Texas-certified, highly qualified teachers and are approved by the Texas Education Agency. To learn more, visit www.texasvirtualschool.net or e-mail [email protected].
Have student loans? You’ve probably seen social media ads, received emails, or even opened a piece of mail from companies promising to reduce your monthly loan payments or cancel your loans.
Here’s the catch. These companies are doing something you can do yourself, but they’ll charge you a fee.
The U.S. Department of Education provides FREE assistance to help you:
Lower or cap your monthly loan payment;Consolidate your federal loans;See if you qualify for loan forgiveness;Get advice on getting out of default.
Help get the word out, and help protect your friends and family from student loan scams. Watch and share the video below, and visitstudentloans.gov to learn more.
Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements for Core Teachers-
Section 1119 of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) focuses on improving teacher quality at the local level. To achieve this goal, the act requires all teachers teaching core subject academic areas to meet specific competency and educational requirements. Teachers who meet these requirements are considered “Highly Qualified.”
TEA is in the process of reviewing the Focused Data Analysis. Until that review is complete, districts are not required to complete the Focused Data Analysis. Upon completion of the review, TEA will notify those districts that need to complete the Focused Data Analysis or an amended version of the analysis and will indicate a new deadline for completion.
Teachers are required to be highly qualified if they are the Teacher of Record providing direct instruction to students in any core academic subject area, including English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages (languages other than English), civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Highly qualified teachers must:
Hold at least a bachelor’s degree;
Be fully certified to teach in Texas; and
Demonstrate competency in their core academic subject area.
Parents....ask these questions about your child's core subject (math, science, language arts) teachers. You have rights to know about their qualifications and time frame of their experience.
Having cable packages are expensive enough, but when you couple it with high-speed Internet, the total can be astronomical for a service that has become a…
One afternoon in late 2012, the White House tech and education teams had an impromptu meeting in a hallway to compare notes.
That day, the U.S. Department of Education realized the same problem was bugging us all:
Internet access in schools was incredibly slow. So slow, in fact, that the average American school had the same connectivity as the average American home. The problem was, schools served hundreds of times as many people.
If we didn't do anything about it, school would become the only place in kids' lives not being transformed by technology.
With the President's support, we set out to fix that problem with an initiative called ConnectED. A lot's happened since then, and I wanted to share a recap.
For starters, in two years, we've lined up $10 billion to support fast school broadband, make the best technology accessible, and empower teachers and students. You can check out where that funding and support is going -- and learn how to take advantage of it for your family or classroom.
And that's just part of the story. Here are three quick stats that show how far we've come:
3 Million Students
So pass this one on.
ConnectED is one of those presidential accomplishments that not enough people know about, but anyone concerned with whether our kids are prepared to fill the jobs of the future should know.
Thanks, and more soon.
Earlier today, the White House sent the following email to their education email list.
A college education can be a life-changing experience, an opportunity that should not be denied to anyone because of a price tag. That is why, as you know, earlier this year President Obama made a simple proposal: Make two years college free for responsible students across America.
Now, the country's taking the next step to make that a reality for millions of students with the America's College Promise Act of 2015. Here's what you need to know about this piece of legislation:
Introduced in Congress today, the bill would make two years of college as universal as high school was a century ago, helping students earn the first half of a bachelor's degree and earn skills they need in the workforce at no cost. All it requires is for everyone to do their part: Community colleges must strengthen the quality of their programs, states must commit to invest in higher education and training, and students must take responsibility for their education by staying on track to graduate.
It also makes critical investments in some of our nation's most important institutions -- giving more than 300,000 students access to four-year college degrees at zero or significantly reduced tuition at our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
Why is this bill a historic and exciting opportunity for our nation? Think about it -- if all 50 states choose to implement a proposal like this, it could save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average.
And it would benefit roughly 9 million students each year -- students like Larry, a Vietnam veteran who lost his job at the age of 50 after his company downsized.
A lifelong love of computers and programming motivated him to try community college in North Carolina. "I was able to complete my Associate's Degree and secure a job with a startup company in Waynesville, N.C. as a computer technician," he said. "It was wonderful! I was doing work that I actually enjoyed and was physically able to do."
Or students like Josie, a woman who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade. Instead of giving up on her education, she earned her G.E.D. at 25 and went to work as a teacher's aide. With encouragement from her coworkers, she took a chance on community college, where she obtained her associate's degree. This led to a bachelor's degree, two master's degrees, and finally a doctorate. Today, she's the superintendent of her school district.
Most people don't realize that community college has also served as a crucial stepping stone for students who've gone on to achieve a great deal -- people like George Lucas, Billy Crystal, and Tom Hanks, an alum of Chabot College in Hayward, California. "That place made me what I am today," he said.
An education can change a life. Has it changed yours?
Share your story with us on what community college has meant to your or someone you know.
Help build a conversation big enough to create change for the millions of Americans who dream of reaching higher.
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