Crisis In The Classroom
The Texas House approved slashing $4 billion from public schools and establishing a new formula that will change how funds are distributed.
The Texas House is debating legislation that will cut $4 billion from Texas public schools to deal with a multibillion dollar revenue shortfall.
School districts in Texas struggling to balance their budgets could soon have some new options.
School districts could increase class sizes and move quicker to dismiss teachers under bills being considered by Texas state lawmakers.
A GOP-backed measure that includes new distribution formulas for public schools is getting a set of hearings Thursday in the Texas Capitol.
Democrats used a filibuster to block the bill early Monday morning, after 139 days of fighting budget measures that slash billions of dollars in state funding from education.
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.
Texas lawmakers met behind closed doors to hammer out a new school financing law as time was running out for the 2011 legislative session.
The measure was to relieve the state of about $2 billion in obligations to public school districts. But the bill violated rules and was killed.
Texas lawmakers have reached a compromise on almost all parts of the state budget, leaving the biggest chunk of spending left to be solved.
The projected steep state budget cuts will force Frisco elementary school and middle school students to start classes earlier next fall.
Falling property values are the newest challenge to Dallas and Fort Worth Area school districts as they try to set leaner budgets.