Texas Lawmakers Discuss Surge in Educator Misconduct

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    Texas Lawmakers Discuss Surge in Educator Misconduct

    Investigators have seen the number of cases involving inappropriate relationships between teachers and students climb steadily in recent years, but criminal convictions for such behavior remain rare, experts told a Texas Senate panel Monday. That disclosure came as the chamber's powerful Education Committee began discussing ways to curb inappropriate classroom relationships ahead of the 2017 legislative session. Senators are studying the possible impacts of limiting teacher-student social media contact, as well as increased teacher and school administrator training and changes to investigation and enforcement techniques. The number of teacher-student relationships investigated by the Texas Education Agency has increased for seven ...


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