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Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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.

01/09/2014

High School athlete Austin Morris, who suffered a concussion last year while playing for the Irving High School Tigers. (Courtesy Austin Morris)

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.

02/05/2013

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Ruling Expected Monday In School Finance Case

A 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.

02/04/2013

Education

Expert: Small Classes Key To School, Life Success

An educational expert says public-school students in smaller classes tend to do better on standardized tests and even eventually become better citizens.

11/09/2012

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Grant Money Will Improve Fort Worth After School Programs

Fort Worth is one of nine in the country to receive a $760,000 grant for after school programs.

CBS 11–10/18/2012