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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)

Texas House Passes School Funding Measure

The Texas House approved slashing $4 billion from public schools and establishing a new formula that will change how funds are distributed.

06/10/2011

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

State House Debates School Funding Measure

The Texas House is debating legislation that will cut $4 billion from Texas public schools to deal with a multibillion dollar revenue shortfall.

06/09/2011

Texas State Capitol

Senate Bill Could Allow Districts To Furlough Teachers

School districts in Texas struggling to balance their budgets could soon have some new options.

06/07/2011

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmakers Consider Public School Changes

School districts could increase class sizes and move quicker to dismiss teachers under bills being considered by Texas state lawmakers.

06/03/2011

Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

State’s School Finance Plan Set For Public Hearing

A GOP-backed measure that includes new distribution formulas for public schools is getting a set of hearings Thursday in the Texas Capitol.

06/02/2011

People gather outside of the Texas State Capitol building in Austin. (credit: PAUL BUCK/AFP/Getty Images)

Late Night Filibuster Kills School Finance Bill

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.

05/29/2011

DISD

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.

05/26/2011

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)

State Lawmakers Struggle Over School Financing

Texas lawmakers met behind closed doors to hammer out a new school financing law as time was running out for the 2011 legislative session.

05/26/2011

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School Finance Bill Collapses In Texas House

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.

05/24/2011

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 Lawmakers Stumped On Education Spending

Texas lawmakers have reached a compromise on almost all parts of the state budget, leaving the biggest chunk of spending left to be solved.

05/17/2011

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

Budget Cuts Force Frisco ISD To Start Classes Earlier

The projected steep state budget cuts will force Frisco elementary school and middle school students to start classes earlier next fall.

05/09/2011

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

Falling Property Values Mean Less Money For Schools

Falling property values are the newest challenge to Dallas and Fort Worth Area school districts as they try to set leaner budgets.

05/09/2011

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