More than 200,000 retired educators and their dependents in Texas could have to pay more for health care due to rising coverage costs.
The 600-plus school districts suing Texas say the way the state pays for public education is ‘constitutionally and fundamentally broken.’
How the state will pay for public schools will take center stage this week in the political theater known as the Texas Legislature. And it will likely remain there throughout the session.
There is a consensus among many that the morale of teachers in the Dallas Independent School District is at an all-time low. The issue was a topic of discussion at Thursday’s DISD board briefing.
Texas students overall just aren’t “getting it” in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state’s policy on student achievement.
Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.
The Keller Independent School District is in need of a new leader. Dr. James Veitenheimer will soon be leaving to accept a position in Arizona.
The Texas House Public Education committee is gathering to discuss the success and failure of charter schools statewide.
Texas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
A Texas education report released Wednesday that rates school districts by looking at student progress and district spending gives only about 4 percent of schools the top designation.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has endorsed a revised method of funding public universities and community colleges in a money-saving move.
The head of Fort Worth’s school system sees a threat from Austin over money for education.