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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.
Senate Mandates Suicide Prevention Training For Texas TeachersThe Texas Senate has voted to require public school teachers to undergo two hours of annual training on suicide prevention.
Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full SenateA plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.
Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.
DISD Teachers To Be Paid Based On PerformanceDISD Board of Education has cleared the way for a teacher performance evaluation plan.
DISD Home Rule Debate Heats UpThe Dallas ISD Board of Trustees heard presentations from the two groups of people on the forefront of the home rule debate, Thursday night.
Number Of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.
Texas Lawmaker Eyes Football In Concussion Fight A state lawmaker who wants to make concussion screenings as routine as physicals in Texas public school athletics has now taken direct aim at football.
Ruling Expected Monday In School Finance CaseA ruling is imminent after months of testimony in Texas' sweeping school finance trial. The trial began Oct. 22 and involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of public school districts statewide.
Expert: Small Classes Key To School, Life SuccessAn educational expert says public-school students in smaller classes tend to do better on standardized tests and even eventually become better citizens.
Grant Money Will Improve Fort Worth After School ProgramsFort Worth is one of nine in the country to receive a $760,000 grant for after school programs.
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