Texas Testing Updates During COVID-19

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 25, 2020 5:44:24 PM

We're your source for critical Texas testing updates!

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Topics: College Planning, Parents, Educators, Coronavirus

COVID-19 Updates: Food Access, Testing, and Students with Disabilities

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 25, 2020 5:31:54 PM

What a week! With news and information coming in at warp speed, and educators having to adapt to distance learning and counseling, we want to help.

Today, our three highlights for you concern:

1) Access to food

2) Testing updates

3) Serving students with disabilities

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Topics: Educators, Coronavirus

3/20: The Latest Resources on COVID-19 and Texas Education

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 20, 2020 3:25:15 PM

In this post, find the latest vetted headlines and helpful, trustworthy resources as you navigate distance learning and counseling. 

Landing Pages for Coronavirus Updates

Most education agencies, associations, and service providers have dedicated webpages to communicate COVID-19 updates. We have gathered these for you below, and we suggest you bookmark and refer to them daily:

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Topics: Educators, Coronavirus

The Latest Information and Resources on COVID-19 and Texas Education

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 17, 2020 8:01:03 PM

The Texas education community is facing unprecedented challenges in extended school closures, which are also unfolding in the midst of rapidly changing news.

We at Texas OnCourse are steadfast in serving the Texas education community however we can. The Academy and our curriculum resources remain online and free to all. We are also making plans to support those of you teaching and counseling your students at home in the coming days and weeks. That includes posting a regular roundup here on our blog of the latest headlines and helpful, trustworthy resources. 

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Topics: Educators

Micro Scholarships: The Hidden Scholarships for High School Students

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 12, 2020 5:23:19 PM

Too often, we view scholarships as something that students start thinking about in the later years of high school – when college applications are imminent. But here are ways to begin earning scholarships for college as early as ninth grade. Through micro-scholarships!

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Topics: Finances, College Planning, Educators

Webinar: Fun Career Activities for Middle School Students

Posted by Texas OnCourse on Mar 12, 2020 4:21:28 PM

Webinar Highlights: Making Careers Matter in Middle School

No time to watch? Below, we summarize key information and include links to resources from the webinar.

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Topics: Middle School, Webinar, Educators

Your Top Five Questions about Texas Graduation Requirements, Answered

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Mar 3, 2020 3:42:46 PM

Texas graduation requirements state that students must select an endorsement and draft a four-year graduation plan before starting ninth grade. They can revise this plan every year. The process helps students identify education and training opportunities for after high school. It also helps develop employment-seeking skills.

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Topics: Middle School, Grad Requirements, Educators

4 Questions You’ve Always Had About Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 18, 2020 2:07:49 PM

Nearly everyone agrees that preschool is an integral part of early childhood development with positive developmental outcomes. You can think of earning college credits early in a similar way – it has far-reaching, encouraging outcomes for high school students. 

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Topics: Grad Requirements, College Planning, Educators

Why Career and Technical Education Is Essential for Eighth Graders

February is CTE Month! In order to celebrate career and technical education, we’re going to look at the ways you can build your students’ awareness of CTE courses and the opportunities CTE can provide as they transition from middle to high school. 

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Topics: Lessons & Curriculum, Educators, Student Enrichment

Prepping Your Students for SAT and ACT Season

Posted by Rose Frezza, Texas OnCourse on Feb 4, 2020 1:11:53 PM

Exams like the SAT and ACT can feel big and scary for many students. It can seem as though the stakes are high and a lot is riding on the outcome of one or both of these exams. Let’s look at some of the ways students can start early, breathe deeply, and use test prep techniques to conquer the SAT and ACT.

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Topics: Applying to College, Educators, Student Enrichment