Texas K-12 CTO Council


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Announcements

  • Public Hearing on SB 507

    The Texas Education Agency will hold a public hearing on Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 103, Health and Safety, Subchapter DD, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Video Surveillance of Certain Special Education Settings, §103.1301, Video Surveillance of Certain Special Education Settings. The hearing will be conducted May 19, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until the conclusion of testimony or not later than 2:00 p.m. in Room 1-111, William B. Travis Building, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78701. Find out more information here.

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  • March 2016 STAAR Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics and Reading Online Testing Issues

    Find out more information regarding Student Success Initiative requirements for students who were affected by the online testing issues that occurred in March.

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  • Required Physical Fitness Assessment 2015-2016

    The Fitnessgram 2015 and PFAI systems will open April 18, 2016. All fitness data submitted via Fitnessgram 2015 or the PFAI system for the 2015-2016 school year must be submitted on or before 5:00 pm (CDT) on June 10, 2016. Find out more information here.

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  • Launch of the STaR Chart Survey

    TEA has posted a District STaR Chart survey tool for districts that have opted to use other technology implementation survey tools but wish to be represented in the data used for the 2016 Progress Report on the Long-Range Plan for Technology. Find out more information here.

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About the Texas K-12 CTO Council

The Texas K-12 CTO Council is a non-profit association of chief technology officers from Texas schools. Our purpose is to assist Texas K-12 School districts in understanding how to plan for the use and successful implementation of information technology in Texas schools and advocate for districts' technology needs to improve student learning.

In the News

  • Commissioner Morath Announces TEA Senior Leadership Team

    Commissioner of Education Mike Morath today formally announced the newest members of the agency’s senior leadership team. The deputy commissioners will be responsible for overseeing key functions of the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In addition, senior leadership team members will focus the agency on Commissioner Morath’s priorities of true customer service to school systems, as well as the delivery of effective programs that lead to successful student outcomes and educator support. Find out more information about the team here.

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  • Classroom Connectivity Initiative

    On March 10, 2016, Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas has partnered with the non-profit EducationSuperHighway to launch the Classroom Connectivity Initiative. Find out more information here.

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  • TEA Announces Launch of Texas Gateway to Replace Project Share

    TEA has announced the launch of the Texas Gateway, a free online resource library for educators and parents. While Project Share relied heavily on the use of usernames and passwords, the Texas Gateway does not. So it expands access to resources — such as videos, interactives, formative assessments, professional development courses, and other classroom support materials — designed to strengthen classroom instruction. Visitors to the Gateway may search and use resources by grade level, subject, TEKS, and keywords. Educators may also search and self-enroll in online professional development courses. Learn more here.

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  • Chief Technology Officer Wins TASBO’s Top Individual Award

    Frankie Jackson, chief technology officer in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, has been named the 2016 winner of the highest individual honor awarded by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO)—the Commitment to Excellence award. Read more here.

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  • Governor Abbott Appoints Morath as Texas Education Commissioner

    Governor Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath to be the Commissioner of the Texas Education Agency. He will oversee the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.

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  • How ESSA Will Boost Ed-Tech Funding

    The Every Student Succeeds Act includes block grants intended for technology, among other uses. It also opens the door to new state testing systems. Find out more info here.

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  • National Education Technology Plan Update

    The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. Read here for more information on the recent update to the plan.

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  • Klein ISD Providing Devices for Grades 3-8 by 2021

    Thanks to advances in mobile device technology, all Klein ISD students in grades three through eight will have their own mobile devices as a supplemental learning tool within the next five school years. Read more here.

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  • Customer Experience: The Real Measure of IT

    As TX K-12 CTO member Bob Moore transitions into his new role as CTO at Dallas ISD, find out how he'll measure success.

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  • Makerspaces Provide Supplement to Traditional Learning in Midway ISD

    Find out how Midway ISD is combining active learning, the maker movement, and technology to bring innovative ideas to their district.

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