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Classroom Crisis

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

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Many Local Teens ‘Missing’ From The Classroom

The dropout rate for Dallas schools is decreasing, but there are still thousands of teenagers not reporting to school. The effort to find those teens and get them back in school is overwhelmed by the numbers.

09/16/2011

Young people in hooded tops gather on a street. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Local School Districts Paying Cash For Truancy Tips

A program to stop truancy in two North Texas school districts could be a moneymaker for some. Both Arlington and Mansfield are participating in the “You Earn, They Learn. Stop Truancy.” program.

08/22/2011

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/13/2011