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Budget Cuts

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.  (Photo credit

Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into Spotlight

Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.



New DISD Budget Plan Saving Teaching Jobs

The Dallas Independent School District has a new assessment of its projected funding cuts from the state after the legislature announced a $4 Billion reduction in money to schools statewide.


A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Wrap Up Budget Agreement, Weekend Vote Expected

The last pieces of the next two-year state budget is finally coming together, but funding it will still take some work. The budget conference committee should have the full budget deal approved by Thursday, setting up a weekend vote.


A student in the Blooming Grove H.S. education cuts music video. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Local Students Make Music Video Addressing Education Funding Crisis

A group of students in a Navarro County town are sending a message to lawmakers in Austin, through music. They want the legislature to balance the state budget without cutting programs and teachers.


A teacher assists a student in her third-grade class. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

More FWISD Cuts Could Follow School Board Meeting

The budget-cutting axe may fall Tuesday night in Fort Worth. Hundreds of Fort Worth Independent School District teachers could lose their jobs following an evening school board meeting.



Fort Worth ISD Mulls Over Cuts To 3 Programs

Fort Worth ISD is once again holding a special meeting to discuss potential budget cuts in the district as it faces a two-year deficit in the $80 Million range.


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

Education Protestors Happy State Is Set To Tap Rainy Day Fund

There’s been a compromise in Austin that may ease the financial strain for North Texas schools. It came as North Texas parents and students made the latest appeal, to use emergency funds, directly to the governor.


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

Dallas Teachers At Austin Educaton Cuts Protest

Thousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.


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

Arlington Group Heading To Austin Public Education Rally

On Saturday, tens of thousands are expected to converge in Austin, to march and rally for public education. A group of Arlington parents will be among those headed to the state capitol.


A look at the downtown Dallas skyline. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Leaders Prepare For Dallas Budget Public Hearing

What is expected to be another long, public fight over next year’s budget in the City of Dallas is about to get underway. Dallas is holding a public hearing on its’ budget shortfall.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Reduced Teacher Salaries & Furlough Days Debated In Austin

A Texas Senate Committee is hearing debate on a bill that would allow school districts to cut teachers pay and use furlough days as ways to trim budgets. The bill has the support of DISD Superintendent Michal Hinojosa.


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FWISD Gives More Money As Incentive For Early Teacher Retirement

Fort Worth teachers considering retirement or resignation now have more motivation. FWISD Superintendent Melody Johnson will ask the school board to boost early notification incentive pay to $5,000.