Texas Again Voting On Science Lessons Challenging Evolution The Texas Board of Education is voting again this week on revised science curriculums requiring students to "evaluate scientific explanations" on the "complexity" of human cells and on the origin of DNA.
Report: Most Texas School Districts Have Scant Sex EducationA new study finds that more than four-fifths of Texas school districts teach no sex education or offer curriculums focusing solely on abstinence.
Texas Votes To Change Science Lessons Challenging EvolutionThe Republican-controlled board on Wednesday modified language that had asked biology students to consider "all sides" of scientific theory.
Bahorich Reappointed Texas Board Of Education ChairwomanPraising her "exemplary leadership," Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Houston Republican Donna Bahorich chairwoman of Texas' sometimes controversial Board of Education.
Final Vote Rejects Disputed Mexican-American Studies BookThe Texas Board of Education has taken a final vote and has unanimously decided to reject a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is full of errors, leaves out facts, and promotes offensive stereotypes.
Texas School Board Rejects Criticized Mexican-American BookThe Texas Board of Education has unanimously rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is rife with factual errors and anti-Hispanic bias.
Texas Board Issues 2nd Call For Ethnic Studies TextbooksThe Texas Board of Education has issued a second call for ethnic studies textbooks for possible statewide use after a similar 2014 request produced just one, heavily criticized book.
Mexican-American Textbook In Texas Slammed As RacistA textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.
A Major Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind Is In The WorksA major overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act is in the works. This week the House passed the new Every Student Succeeds Act; and the Senate is expected to vote on the act next week.
State Fair Of Texas Curriculum Headed To ClassroomsElementary and middle school teachers in North Texas have a new educational tool this fall.
Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum OverhaulThe state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.
Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.