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Schools: Texas’ Public Education Funding Still ‘Broken’

The 600-plus school districts suing Texas say the way the state pays for public education is ‘constitutionally and fundamentally broken.’

02/07/2014

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Texas Democrats Plan To Force Education Votes

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.

02/10/2013

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DISD Teacher Morale Addressed At Board Briefing

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/08/2012

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Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance Lagging

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2012

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Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget Cuts

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

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Keller ISD Superintendent Accepts New Job In Arizona

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.

03/28/2012

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Texas House Committee Evaluates Charter Schools

The Texas House Public Education committee is gathering to discuss the success and failure of charter schools statewide.

02/17/2012

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Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into Spotlight

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.

06/06/2011

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State Comptroller Releases Education Report

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.

CBSDFW.COM–12/08/2010

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Funding Could Change For Texas Higher Education

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has endorsed a revised method of funding public universities and community colleges in a money-saving move.

10/29/2010

Fort Worth Superintendent Concerned Over State Budget

 The head of Fort Worth’s school system sees a threat from Austin over money for education. 

09/23/2010