TEA calendar scenarios, Atascocita Park opening and more: Most popular stories from the Houston area this week

(Courtesy Texas Education Agency)
(Courtesy Texas Education Agency)

(Courtesy Texas Education Agency)

Read the most popular Houston-area stories from the past week of Community Impact Newspaper coverage.

Texas Education Agency outlines options for school districts to adjust 2020-21 calendar in response to COVID-19

The Texas Education Agency has acknowledged the 2020-21 school year is likely to be disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic that halted in-person learning in many districts in mid-March.

To minimize disruptions, the TEA has created school calendar scenarios that can adjust for learning loss. Projections show the possibility of a year’s worth of progress lost in math for students.

June opening date set for new 21-acre Atascocita Park



The awaited 21-acre Atascocita Park will open to the public on June 24. Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia announced the park's opening at the June 11 Atascocita BizCom.

PHOTOS: Protesters march through downtown Tomball on June 13

Approximately 200 protesters marched as part of a Black Lives Matter protest through Tomball on June 13, organized by siblings Jessica and Reis Seggebruch.

UPDATE: Cy-Fair ISD board approves extended school days in 2020-21

Cy-Fair ISD board members unanimously approved modifications to the 2020-21 instructional calendar that will add 10-15 minutes of instructional time each day to the schedule. All other previously scheduled professional development and school breaks will remain as approved in January.

Cy-Fair ISD approves billion-dollar budget, teacher raises for 2020-21

Cy-Fair ISD board members approved a $1.04 billion budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which includes a $39.8 million shortfall to provide district employees with raises in the coming year.

Beth Marshall, Kelly Schafler, Dylan Sherman, Anna Lotz and Danica Lloyd contributed to this report.


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