Where the stories of Texas public education policy and practice meet.
Bridging the Digital Divide: What Challenge Does Texas Face? (Part 2)
With conversations happening about virtual education options for the future, Texas must solve the digital divide and that solution rests on solving infrastructure and access issues. The solutions need to work for students in major metropolitan areas as well as the students in the most rural communities. In part two of Intersect Ed’s look at the digital divide in Texas, we focus on what innovative solutions communities are finding to close the gap between the haves and the have nots of the internet age.
Bridging the Digital Divide: What Challenge Does Texas Face? (Part 1)
This episode (part 1 of 2) focuses on the digital divide — what it is, who is affected by it, how it is affecting Texas public schools and their students, and, most importantly, how experts and lawmakers can help to close the divide.
The Future of Virtual and Remote Learning
For some students and families, pandemic schooling has been unimaginably difficult. Other students, however, may have thrived off of this model. Moving forward, as online instruction becomes a more visible part of our educational system, it is essential that we find policies – at both the district and state level – that ensure our virtual schools are high quality.
Who Vouchers Hurt — and Where School Choice Really Works
In the eleventh episode of Intersect Ed, part of our legislative agenda series, we debunk the myth that school choice does not exist in Texas public schools.
Teachers: Texas' Greatest Asset
Our 10th episode of Intersect Ed, part of our legislative agenda series, examines the imperative to invest in and improve the teacher workforce in Texas. In this episode, you will hear from Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on increased challenges facing schools due to the pandemic; financial investments in how the state develops teachers; and the need to shift cultural perceptions of one of our most valuable professions.
The Misconceptions of the "Missing Students"
In our ninth episode of Intersect Ed, we hear directly from superintendents and educators who are working daily to ensure every student across Texas is connected to their school.
Navigating a pandemic
Interesting. Makes you think about education from a different point of view.