Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees — Abbott said if they do they’re breaking Texas law.
The Texas Senate has approved legislation to expedite the parental right to close public schools or convert them into charter schools if they are under performing academically.
The state’s top education official says he will direct Texas to rate schools and school districts based on letter grades A through F starting next year.
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.
When the USDA mandated new nutrition standards for meals served in schools, the amount of snacks sold in vending machines went up significantly. Officials are addressing the issue with a proposed new Smart Snacks in School rule.
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has called for state-funded specialized firearms training for teachers and administrators to guard against school shootings.
Possible wrongdoings by Dallas Independent School District (DISD) leaders are highlighted in the latest version of an internal audit. The report will be up for review at a meeting taking place Thursday.
The Texas School Land Board has voted 2-1 to release $300 million from the Available School Fund to the state’s public schools.
Families from across the state and nation are moving to the city of Frisco. While they all have their various reasons for packing up and heading out, many go to the city for one main reason: the schools.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says lawmakers will fund public schools this session enough to keep up with booming enrollment growth _ a $2 billion proposition.
An education expert says Texas is “above average” compared to other states in public-school student performance.
The more than 600 Texas school districts suing the state over funding are wrapping up their case.
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