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.
State Lawmakers Mull Curriculum ChangesTop members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.
Board Of Ed Yet To Tackle Textbooks, Algebra II The Board of Education is in for a long night, with key votes on science books and algebra II still to come.
Education Board Mulls Graduation & TextbooksThe State Board of Education is holding two potentially emotionally charged public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for classrooms across Texas.
Bill Requires U.S. History Classes To GraduateTexas college students would have to take six hours of comprehensive American or Texas history to earn their degrees under a bill scheduled for a hearing by a House panel.
Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum SystemA special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts -- but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.
Dallas Kindergartners Mastering Math SkillsA new math curriculum designed by SMU professors is helping kindergartners in Dallas develop necessary skills before they start first grade.
Proposed New State Math Standards Draw CriticismTexas' new set of proposed K-12 math curriculum standards are drawing fire from an influential business organization and others who say they aren't rigorous enough.