As the 2017-18 school year began in Duncanville ISD, students and parents were sad to discover a long-term substitute instead of a Texas certified teacher in many of their Geometry, Chemistry, English and Physics classes. Duncanville, like many other cities across the country, have become exposed to the growing teacher
When Amaya Lane gets to her Chemistry class at Duncanville High School, the first thing she does is log onto the computer. That’s where her teacher, Cynthia Ivey, will provide the day’s lesson all the way from Charleston, South Carolina. “I like her. She’s a good teacher,” Amaya says. “She
Three Spring Branch ISD schools plan this year to employ “virtual teachers,” who lecture live through a webcam to students with the aid of an in-class staff member. The teacher will be provided by Proximity Learning, an Austin-based company that operates like a temp agency for school districts. Spring Branch
The Huntsville Independent School District called a special meeting Thursday, and the Board of Trustees approved entering into a service agreement with Proximity Learning. This agreement will help HISD gain quality teachers and place them in classrooms where they’re needed most. “We currently have 20 vacancies in our schools,” said
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