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Crisis In The Classroom

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

DISD Faces Another Budget Shortfall

It’s not as bad as last year, but the Dallas Independent School District faces more multi-million dollar budget cuts.

04/13/2012

These students were among the thousands at the Texas State Capitol on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts being made to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas Education Funding Returning To Spotlight

School districts are now tackling their budgets for next year, and debate over public funding for public schools will likely escalate later this month.

03/08/2012

A teacher prepares her classroom. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Says Texas School System Is Unconstitutional

A lawsuit by a group of Texas parents asks state courts to declare the school finance system unconstitutional due to inefficiency.

02/24/2012

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

DISD Board To Vote On Closing 11 Campuses

The Dallas school board is scheduled to vote on closing 11 campuses, but there have been some emotional protests against shutting down those schools.

01/26/2012

A teacher prepares her classroom. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Dallas Schools Facing $25 Million Budget Deficit Next Year

The Dallas School District is getting a dismal look at its financial future, and parents and teachers aren’t happy.

01/12/2012

A teacher prepares her classroom. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Shrinking Texas School Payrolls Add To Jobless

The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools might be starting to hit Governor Rick Perry where it hurts most — his record on creating jobs.

09/29/2011

People stand in line at a polling place. (credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Allen ISD Asking For Tax Increase

Allen homeowners already pay higher school district taxes than people in several neighboring cities. But the district says without it, more layoffs are possible.

09/22/2011

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

Classes Resume At Most Texas Public Schools

Summer vacation is over for millions of children in Texas. Classes resume Monday at public schools as districts deal with tighter budgets.

08/22/2011

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

Keller ISD’s Pay-To-Ride Bus Program Begins

Budget cuts have led to a new bus system in the Keller ISD, where parents must now pay a hefty fee for their kids to ride a school bus.

08/22/2011

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

DISD Trustees To Vote On Final Budget Proposal

On Thursday evening, DISD school board trustees sat down to finalize the millions of dollars of budget cuts that are now necessary.

06/23/2011

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Keller ISD Ready To Park Buses & Cut Teachers

Keller ISD board president Kevin Stevenson said Monday that major cuts will now be implemented after voters turned down a tax increase.

06/21/2011

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

North Texas School Districts Cutting Bus Service

As state lawmakers remain deadlocked on education funding, school districts are making spending decisions, chopping things like bus service.

06/17/2011

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