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Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional

A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.

21 hours ago

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Domestic Violence Shelter CEO Praises NFL’s New Policy

NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

22 hours ago

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Midlothian ISD Parents Protest To Keep Plaques

Parents are descending on the Midlothian ISD on Thursday for a peaceful protest over the district’s decision to remove religious plaques from two elementary campuses.

08/28/2014

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Judge To Issue Final School Finance Ruling

The ongoing dispute over how Texas finances public education is about to reach a milestone. An order of more than 400 pages is expected to be filed in the case on Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Mom Upset After 5-Year-Old Gets On Wrong School Bus

There were some frightening moments for a North Texas kindergarten student. The 5-year-old boy got on the wrong bus at the end of the school day and only he noticed something was wrong.

CBSDFW.COM–08/27/2014

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Construction “Obstacle Course” Outside Fort Worth School

The sounds of construction have quickly been replaced with the sounds of frustration. In south Fort Worth the first week of school is a big mess. Road construction is creating a lot of chaos.

CBS 11–08/27/2014

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TCU Gets $30 Million For Business School

TCU has received a $30 million gift that will be used toward a $100 million expansion of its business school. The project calls for integrating new buildings with existing ones.

08/27/2014

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McKinney Dowell Middle School Evacuated Over Gas Leak

Students and staff at Dowell Middle School in McKinney have been evacuated due to a gas leak.

08/27/2014

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Resident Records School Zone “Chaos” Outside Middle School

Residents say the chaos happens like clockwork – a North Texas school zone turns into a danger zone twice a day. Neighbors describe a Wild, Wild West type of situation outside Spence Middle School.

CBSDFW.COM–08/26/2014

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Elementary Teacher Accused Of Going To School Drunk

A teacher at West Elementary in Grand Prairie was arrested on August 22. When Megan Updegraff arrived at work on Friday members of the staff suspected she was drunk.

CBSDFW.COM–08/25/2014

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Nearly Half Of Plano ISD’s Bus Fleet Older Than 2007

There’s nothing new about dozens of school buses in one district. In fact, the I-Team discovered some of the fleet is old enough to have hauled some parents when they were in school!

CBS 11–08/25/2014

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Teachers Fill Classrooms By ‘Crowdfunding’

Some public school teachers have resorted to an unconventional method of gaining funds to stock their classrooms with supplies.

08/25/2014