Just in time for the holidays, a Texas lawmaker is making extra sure everyone remembers wishing someone “Merry Christmas” is now protected by law in public schools around the state.
Dallas Schools Superintendent Mike Miles did not lose his job Monday night. On Tuesday Miles acknowledged a chasm between he and some trustees who believe he is no longer suitable for the job.
With the exception of just a few districts across North Texas, the school bells are ringing again. In the Dallas Independent School District one might give an “E” for effort.
The Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees decided to go the “innovative strategy” route, which will be to open the district up for transfer students in exchange for a fee.
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.