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Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ISDs Lining Up To Sue Over Education Funding

More Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.

10/10/2011

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Say Class Size Increases Result Of State Budget Cuts

While the state legislature hasn’t been in session for months, North Texas is starting to see some of the side effects from massive education budget cuts.

09/28/2011

Empty seats for jurors in a courtroom. (credit: AP Photo)

Texas Changing Jury Duty Pay Requirements

Jury duty in Texas is about to become even more unpopular and it’s all due to budget cuts made during the last legislative session. Beginning Wednesday, the state is dropping the amount it kicks in to pay jurors.

09/27/2011

Teachers talk in an empty school hallway as a pupil leaves a classroom. (credit: Boryana Katsarova/AFP/Getty Images)

Budgets Cuts & Bigger Classes Taking Toll On Texas Teachers

As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.

09/20/2011

U.S. Forest Service firefighter Erik Rodriguez battles a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Concern Over Forest Service Cuts As Wildfires Rage

After dealing with severe budget cuts, some are worried the Texas Forest Service might not be as effective as firefighters battle the worst wildfires in state history.

09/09/2011

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Public Swimming Pools A Hot Topic For Fort Worth Council

If kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they’ll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.

07/26/2011

The Anchor Mom: Taxes and Consequences

The Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.

KRLD–07/20/2011

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Keller ISD Approves Pay-To-Ride School Bus Program

The Keller ISD school board approved a plan Monday night to charge students to ride the bus.

07/18/2011

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Texas Education Agency To Lay Off 178 Employees

The Texas Education Agency is laying off 178 employees this week as part of budget cuts ordered by the state Legislature.

07/13/2011

Texas State Capitol

State House OKs Lower Pay & Furloughs For Teachers

School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.

06/16/2011

A teacher joins a protest against possible cuts in education funding. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Teachers Group Backs Bill To Use Rainy Day Fund

Many Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.

06/15/2011

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Poll: Education Most Important Issue Facing Texas

According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.

06/14/2011

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