Texas: Cases of improper student-teacher relationship on rise after passage of state law cracks...

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    Cases of improper student-teacher relationship on the rise after passage of state law cracks down on educator misconduct

    The number of teachers flagged statewide for having sex and other inappropriate relationships with students continues to rise, according to the Texas Education Agency. The increase follows a state law that took effect at the beginning of last school year that expanded reporting requirements and made superintendents and principals who failed to report such conduct subject to criminal charges. During fiscal 2017-18, the TEA opened 429 cases into inappropriate student-educator relationships -- an approximate 42 percent increase from the prior year, said Doug Phillips, director of educator investigations at TEA, during a Senate Education Committee meeting this week. "I think ...


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