Texas Association of School Administrators asks state for more local control, clear guidelines in 2020-21
TASA leaders said in the letter that changing guidelines coming from the state are overly complicated and have only created confusion.
Teachers, students, parents and administrators can access classes, assignments and grades through the system whether learning from the classroom or elsewhere.
All classes will be conducted live, giving students the opportunity to engage with teachers and fellow classmates.
Face masks will be required of guests in lobbies, hallways, restrooms and in auditoriums when not eating or drinking.
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FEMA has adjusted its pre- and post-disaster response due to COVID-19.
Q&A: Houston business leader says federal Paycheck Protection Program has ‘made a significant difference’
"The doors [for business assistance] have been opened just about as wide as they can be made because it’s very unusual times," said Tim Jeffcoat, the district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.
As school districts across the state determine how to best educate students amid rising coronavirus numbers, Fort Bend ISD announced students will begin the 2020-21 school year 100% online with the goal of gradually phasing in face-to-face instruction.
The requested changes would help freestanding emergency centers relieve overcrowding at hospitals and reduce the cost of coronavirus testing at their facilities, according to the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers.
Sugar Land museum to debut new exhibit, Humble luxury apartments to open in fall: News from Houston area
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American Federation of Teachers releases resolution supporting 'safety strikes' as 2020-21 school year approaches
According to AFT President Randi Weingarten, the ability for schools to reopen safely hinges on the federal government as state budgets continue to get slashed amid the pandemic-induced economic downturn.
The emergency declaration and the resolution both passed in 3-2 votes along party lines.
Some breweries across the state may now reopen as restaurants after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission released new guidelines on how restaurants may calculate their alcohol sales receipts.
Attorney General Ken Paxton: Decision to close schools lies with school districts, not health officials
The Texas Education Agency said July 28 it will follow the guidance laid out by Attorney General Ken Paxton and will not allow schools to close in-person instruction based solely on a blanket order from a local health authority.
Families have until Aug. 21 to apply for the program that provides a one-time payment of $285 per child to help those who lost access to free and reduced-priced meals when schools closed.
The museum is welcoming back visitors with health and safety precautions in place and a new special exhibit, Robot Zoo.
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Although many local businesses are able to operate at 50% capacity, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered bars to close again and business capacity dropped back down from 75% in late June due to the increase in COVID-19 cases.
Fort Bend County will no longer report new coronavirus case information on Sundays.
Six area farmer's markets are allowing SNAP customers to double their spending power.
While students will still receive an A-F rating, the test will no longer determine whether they can graduate.
Texas Medical Center has a ways to go before it is out of the woods, but some key COVID-19 metrics are showing signs of improvement.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission to post COVID-19 cases, deaths from nursing homes, assisted living centers
The data will be from state-supported living centers, state hospitals, and state-licensed nursing and assisted living facilities.