About This Chapter
Texas Education Laws & Policies - Chapter Summary
The objective of this chapter is to provide you with an overview of some of the important laws and policies of the Texas education system. Some of these laws and polices include:
- The Texas public school nutrition policy
- Texas Education Code chapters
- Title 5 Penal Code in Texas
- No Child Left Behind
How It Helps
- Ensures law and policy compliance: As you review this chapter you will learn about the various laws and policies you will need to follow as a part of the Texas education system.
- Keeps students safe: Some of the topics of this assessment talks about polices used to keep students safe, including polices about reporting child abuse.
- Improves knowledge of important issues: These resources will also provide you with a review of some of the educational issues that the Texas education system faces.
By the end of this chapter, teachers will be able to:
- Be mindful of the Texas public school nutrition policy
- Be knowledgeable and adhere to the Texas Education Code
- Understand how to report cases of child abuse
- Understand the Title 5 Penal Code in Texas
- Be aware of educational issues in Texas
- Explain the requirements and impact of No Child Left Behind
1. Texas Public School Nutrition Policy
This lesson will detail the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Certain exemptions to the policy will also be reviewed.
2. Texas Education Code: Chapter 37 Overview
Texas Education Code, Chapter 37 is about statutes relating to student discipline and law and order. In this lesson we will learn more about the Safe Schools chapter as it relates to Texas Education Agency (TEA).
3. Texas Education Code: Chapter 21 Overview
Chapter 21 of the Texas Education code is important because teacher contracts are governed by this code. The code provides for three basic types of teacher contracts - Probationary, Continuing and Term. In this lesson we will learn more about Chapter 21 code.
4. Texas Education Code: Chapter 25 Overview
The Texas Education Code Chapter 25 is about student admission, attendance, enrollment records and tuition. In this lesson, we will learn about how this code is implemented in the Texas Education system.
5. Texas Education Code: Chapter 39 Overview
Texas code Chapter 39 are statutes about the accountability of the public school system and a statewide assessment program to determine if students are achieving the required knowledge and skills. In this lesson we will learn more about Chapter 39 rules.
6. How to Report Child Abuse in Texas
If you need to report child abuse in Texas, you may be wondering what your first step should be. In this lesson, we will take a look at your three main options for reporting the abuse of a child in Texas. Read on to get the facts.
7. Title 5 Penal Code in Texas: Overview
Title 5 of the penal code in Texas deals with serious offenses against persons. This lesson will provide an overview of Title 5 and describe the crimes that are included under this section of the penal code.
8. Education Issues in Texas
This lesson will provide an overview of current education issues faced by the State of Texas including school finance, testing, population issues, school choice, and the school calendar.
9. No Child Left Behind in Texas Summary
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was a United States Act of Congress signed into law in 2002. In this lesson, we will look at how Texas developed its own NCLB standards.
10. History of Standardized Testing in Texas Lesson Plan
If you are teaching about assessment or Texas education policies, this lesson will provide a learning experience for students about the history of standardized testing in Texas. Students will explore via discussion and will present learning to peers.
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