A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Pass 2 Different School Grade Plans

The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools’ academic performance — but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal.

05/15/2015

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Parents & Students Attend Meeting Supporting Suspended Teacher

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, a discussion was underway about the way a North Texas teacher handled what she says was a threat — right in the middle of class.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2015

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School Finance Overhaul Dies In Texas House

An ambitious Texas House plan overhauling the troubled way that the state pays for its public schools collapsed on Thursday as a key deadline to pass bills looms.

05/14/2015

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DISD Considers Plan To Turn Around Troubled Schools

Dallas ISD is looking to turn around its most academically troubled schools and has put together a list of 14 campuses that are up for redesign.

05/14/2015

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Parents Say Teacher Protected Kids From Threat

Parents in the Collin County city of Nevada are outraged after a teacher was suspended for trying to protect her fourth-grade students from a threat on Tuesday.

05/14/2015

Dade Middle School

Disgusted Dade Middle School Parents Meet With Superintendent

Superintendent promising change to Dade Middle School parents after a school year full of problems.

05/13/2015

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Teacher Suspended After Locking Unruly Student Out Of Classroom

A McClendon Elementary School teacher was suspended after locking a student out of her classroom that was allegedly threatening to kill her.

05/13/2015

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DISD Addressing Campus In “Total Chaos”

Leaders in the Dallas ISD are taking steps to control what one school board trustee has called “total chaos” at a south Dallas campus.

05/13/2015

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Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas Teachers

The Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.

05/12/2015

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Dallas School Best In The Country

Despite the continuing turmoil in the Dallas Independent School District, a public high school there has been named best in the country — for the fourth year in a row! The magnet School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center ranked No. 1.

CBSDFW.COM–05/12/2015

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DISD Police Use Pepper Spray To Break Up Middle School Flight

According to a school district spokesperson, the fight involved a group of students and started around 2 pm.

05/11/2015

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Failed Exams No Longer Barrier To Texas High School Diploma

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that would allow Texas high school students to fail two high-stakes exams and still graduate.

05/11/2015