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.
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.
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.
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.