Access Statement on Uvalde, Texas school shooting

We continue, alongside our community, to process the latest horrific act of violence against school children and teachers in Uvalde.  “While school shootings remain rare, there were more in 2021 — 42 — than in any year since at least 1999. So far in 2022, there have been at least 24 acts of gun violenceContinue reading “Access Statement on Uvalde, Texas school shooting”

Texas legislators take public comment on HB 4545’s required 30 hours of tutoring.

The Texas Senate and House Public Education committees are meeting today to hear public comment on the unpopular HB4545 bill, which requires students in grades 3-8 who do not obtain a passing grade on the STAAR test for any reason, to receive 30 hours of tutoring per subject. Students subject to the requirement include: studentsContinue reading “Texas legislators take public comment on HB 4545’s required 30 hours of tutoring.”

Following reinstatement of Dr. Azaiez, Access RRISD turns attention to new health & human sexuality curriculum.

In a 5-2 vote on March 24th, the RRISD school board voted to reinstate Dr. Hafedh Azaiez, who had been on administrative leave since January 6th pending results of a District-funded investigation into allegations of misconduct outside of work. With the Board-approved Superintendent back at work, Access RRISD has turned its attention to matters directlyContinue reading “Following reinstatement of Dr. Azaiez, Access RRISD turns attention to new health & human sexuality curriculum.”

It’s not just RRISD; school board chaos/take-overs part of coordinated, national effort.

National media coverage reveals an eerily familiar pattern of events in suburban school districts all across the country. Last summer, NBC News covered school board chaos and District takeovers in Cumberland, Maine. Earlier that year, they had followed the same story closer to home in Carroll ISD, outside of Dallas with their Southlake podcast. AndContinue reading “It’s not just RRISD; school board chaos/take-overs part of coordinated, national effort.”