Some employees in Austin ISD’s special education department received letters this week saying their jobs were being eliminated as part of a reorganization.
Elizabeth Casas, AISD’s chief academic officer, said Friday she needed to take drastic measures because a “toxic work environment” had caused a backlog of special education evaluations. She said 900 students are still awaiting them.
“I heard loud and clearly from our community and our parents,” she said. “They are not happy with the services the SPED department has given over the years.”
The district would not give the exact number of employees affected.
Two of the largest university systems in the U.S. — the University of California and California State University — said Thursday that they will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty and staff on their campuses this fall.
While other U.S. universities have announced similar plans in recent weeks, the mandate from California’s two public university systems — which, combined, have almost 1 million students and staff — constitutes the largest intended COVID-19 vaccination effort in American higher education.
Breaking: The @calstate and @UofCalifornia will require faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2,
This ubiquitous proverb is true. Our children learn and grow in classrooms and in schools, neighborhoods and communities. The latter offer children different social and economic realities. These realities are structurally inequitable, and impact students’ academic achievement and well-being – their physical, social, emotional and behavioral health. The results: major and persistent gaps in
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Lawrence school board President Kelly Jones and Vice President Erica Hill are seen after the board approved hiring Kristen Ryan as the Lawrence school district’s new director of elementary schools during a special board meeting on Monday, April 5, 2021.
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