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April General Meeting Recording

Missed the last meeting? No worries! Click the button to listen in.


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The U.S. Department of Education says it will retroactively help millions of federal student loan borrowers who have been hurt and held back by its troubled income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, calling the plans' longstanding flaws and mismanagement "inexcusable." Tuesday's announcement comes after years of complaints and lawsuits and, most recently, an NPR investigation that revealed that these IDR plans, which promise affordable monthly payments as low as $0 and loan forgiveness after 20-25 years, have been badly mismanaged by the department and the loan servicing companies it employs. INVESTIGATIONS

Exclusive: How the most affordable student loan program failed low-income borrowers

"Today, the Department of Education will begin to remedy years of administrative failures that effectively denied the promise of loan forgiveness to certain borrowers enrolled in IDR plans," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said in a statement.


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Treasurer Tips

Banking Below 30

We can't give you a loan but we’ll build you a new apartment!

Banking below 30: Banks own many of Dallas' high-crime apartments and they're rewarded for it

Positive News!

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History was made moments ago when the U.S. Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Jackson is the first African American woman to serve on the court and the 116th Associate Justice overall.

Local News

Texas Teacher Turns Scores Around With Music

After a Texas teacher saw his students struggling with math, he turned to rap music

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District Updates!

Looking to grow with PISD?

Many job openings are now available!

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Plano ISD April Board Meetings

PISD Superintendent Award Winner!

Shout out to Denise Williams, Cafeteria Manager at Mendenhall Elementary, goes above and beyond for all students and staff at Mendenhall. Congrats on a well deserved honor!
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Click the button to view the full meet and greet schedule!

Plano ISD incoming Superintendent Dr. Theresa Williams invites campus staff to an upcoming Meet & Greet with your fellow feeder campuses. This will be an informal “come and go” gathering to get to know you better and for you to get to know her and the leadership team. A Meet & Greet event for non-campus staff will be announced soon.

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Scholarship Opportunity for your students!

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PAABSE Updates

Apply: Dr. Rita F. Pierson "I AM" Scholarship Award

Spread the word to your outstanding students of African decent of this GREAT opportunity to support them with funds for higher education. NO FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS! Accepting Applications Now!!!

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Click the link below to watch the flipgrid submissions from our wonderful candidates!

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Networking and being plugged into many different organizations, groups and committees is a great way to stay informed and make change. One of our goals as PAABSE is to be able to network to assist our students but also our fellow educators as well. Please help us with this by adding some information to help our network grow.

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What Do You Want? What Do You Need?

PAABSE is always looking for ways to grow our district and community. In what ways can we help you with that?

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Amazon Smile

Add Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators as your Non profit organization. Press the button above to learn you can contribute while during your normal Amazon shopping!

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Step Your PAABSE Swag Up & Beat COVID!!!

Check out our store and help support us while looking great at the same time!!!!!

TABSE Updates

What is TABSE?

Not sure exactly what TABSE is? Click here to find out!

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Monthly Motivational Music

Headed into May with all it's craziness sometimes I need a reminder to SMILE :)!

Kirk Franklin - I Smile (Video)

Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators

Plano Area Alliance of Black School Educators is an organization of Educators and those who support education working with Kindergarten through twelfth grade students to enhance their academic performance in pursuit to becoming productive citizens.