Students Safe After Ferguson Educational Center Lockdown EndsA lockdown at Ferguson Educational Center in Arlington lasted about an hour and half while police were engaged in a stand-off situation with a suspected bank robber outside the school.
Texas Rejects Letting Academics Vet Public School TextbooksTexas has rejected allowing university experts to fact-check its public-school textbooks in the wake of a 9th grade world geography book mistakenly calling African slaves "workers."
Outgoing Commissioner Urges Education Board To Keep High StandardsOutgoing Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has urged the Board of Education to keep state testing and academic accountability standards high.
Texas Board May Vote To Let Academics Check School TextbooksTexas may vote this week on having outside experts check textbooks used in its public school classrooms for factual errors.
Dallas Senior Director Shares Her Path To Earning Her Master's"The biggest reward from earning my master's was the sense of accomplishment I had when it was completed," says Darcy Wessinger, Senior Director of the Heart Center at Children's Health.
Dallas PD Major Says Master’s Degree Improves Critical Thinking"The biggest reward (beside the experience and the friendships that I formed with my cohort members) was gaining knowledge and confidence as a critical thinker in a field of highly intelligent and capable leaders," says Major Max Geron.
Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled StudentsFour Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency's investigation has found.
Dallas Teacher Pursues Master’s Degree To Fulfill Work Aspirations"I believe earning my master's degree will provide me with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to build on everything I have learned over the past four years working with my students," says Elizabeth Burrus.
Texas Case Sees Religious Liberty, Home-School Rules CollideThe Texas Supreme Court is hearing the case of an El Paso family that could shake up booming home-school ranks in Texas and beyond.
Parents Allege Favoritism In Coppell ISD High School Football ProgramCoppell ISD is looking into its high school football program after several parents filed official grievances alleging misconduct among the coaching staff.
Deputy Chief Of Police Says A Degree Will Increase Personal Growth"I am able to help citizens, co-workers, friends and family with life issues. It isn’t about giving them the answer; it is about helping them find the right answer for themselves," says Deputy Chief Shead.
Study: Kids Take 100-Plus Required Tests Through 12th GradeA new study says the typical student in the nation's big-city public schools spends between 20 and 25 hours a school year taking standardized tests - and roughly 112 mandatory exams from preschool through high school.
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